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  1. be·strew
    IPA[bəˈstro͞o]
  2. verb

    • 1. cover or partly cover (a surface) with scattered objects:

      the bride's train was bestrewn with rose petals
    • 2. (of objects) lie scattered over (a surface):

      sweeping away the sand and rubbish that bestrewed it
  3. Variation

    • v.: verb: bestrew, 3rd person present: bestrews, gerund or present participle: bestrewing, past tense: bestrewed, past participle: bestrewn

    • verb

      cover or partly cover (a surface) with scattered objects:

      (of objects) lie scattered over (a surface):

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