overstrew
transitive verb (-strewed; -strewed or overstrewn; -strewing) Date: circa 1570 1. to strew or scatter about 2. to cover here and there

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  • Overstrew — O ver*strew , v. t. To strew or scatter over. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overstrew — /oh veuhr strooh /, v.t., overstrewed, overstrewn or overstrewed, overstrewing. to strew or scatter over. [1560 70; OVER + STREW] * * * …   Universalium

  • overstrew — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb 1. : to strew or scatter about 2. : to cover here and there …   Useful english dictionary

  • English words first attested in Chaucer — Contents 1 Etymology 2 List 2.1 Canterbury Tales General Prologue …   Wikipedia

  • Overstraw — O ver*straw , v. t. To overstrew. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Overstrow — O ver*strow , v. t. See {Overstrew}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overspread — v. a. Cover, spread over, overstrew …   New dictionary of synonyms

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