strew (something) on (something)

strew (something) on (something)

To scatter or spread something on someone or something, especially in a disorganized, haphazard manner. Often used in passive constructions. Why are there dirty dishes strewn on the countertop like this? The wind picked up and began strewing dust on us.
See also: on, strew
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

strew something on someone or something

to sow or spread something on someone or something. The wind strewed the dandelion seeds on Fred and his friends. A child went down the aisle, strewing flowers on the white walkway ahead of the bride.
See also: on, strew
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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