strew (someone or something) with (something)

strew (someone or something) with (something)

To cover someone or something with something by sprinkling or scattering it on top of them or it, especially in a messy, haphazard manner. Often used in passive constructions. Everyone in the crowd was strewn with confetti from the parade. He had strewn the room with flower petals to make it more romantic.
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strew something with something

to cover something with bits of something. Who strewed the sidewalk with rice and confetti? The yards were strewn with leaves and branches after the storm.
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strew with

v.
To cover some area or a surface with something scattered or sprinkled: The baker strewed the top of the cake with chopped nuts. The aisle of the church was strewn with rose petals.
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