Strew v. t. [imp. & p. p. Strewed p. p. strewn p. pr. & vb. n. Strewing.]
1. To scatter; to spread by scattering; to cast or to throw loosely apart; -- used of solids, separated or separable into parts or particles; as, to strew seed in beds; to strew sand on or over a floor; to strew flowers over a grave.
And strewed his mangled limbs about the field. --Dryden.
On a principal table a desk was open and many papers [were] strewn about. --Beaconsfield.
2. To cover more or less thickly by scattering something over or upon; to cover, or lie upon, by having been scattered; as, they strewed the ground with leaves; leaves strewed the ground.
The snow which does the top of Pindus strew. --Spenser.
Is thine alone the seed that strews the plain? --Pope.
3. To spread abroad; to disseminate.
She may strew dangerous conjectures. --Shak.