verb (used with object), strewed, strewn [stroon] /strun/ or strewed, strew·ing.
Origin of strew
Examples from the Web for strew
If you strew a few Carvi comfits on the top, it will not be amiss.The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened|Kenelm Digby
Let us strew ashes on our heads, for that Nebuchadnezzar is slain.Jeremiah|Stefan Zweig
Cannot you strew such criticisms through the sequel to Lavengro?The Life of George Borrow|Clement K. Shorter
Take the largest broad mushrooms, break them into an earthen pan, strew salt over, and stir them occasionally for three days.
She now approached, with a basket of flowers in her hand, which she said she would daily strew over the grave of good Lychorida.Tales from Shakespeare|Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb
verb strews, strewing, strewed, strewn or strewed
Word Origin for strew
Old English streowian, from Proto-Germanic *straujanan (cf. Old Saxon stroian, Old Norse stra, Danish strø, Swedish strö, Middle Dutch strowen, Dutch strooien, Old High German strouwen, German streuen, Gothic straujan "to sprinkle, strew"), from PIE root *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" (see structure (n.)).