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strew something (all) over something

to sow or spread something over an area. Clean this place up! You have strewn your clothing all over the place. The wind strewed the leaves over the lawns.
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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.
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strew something over someone or something

to spread or scatter something over someone or something. The silo explosion strewed the grain over everyone in the vicinity. The explosion strewed wreckage over a two-block area.
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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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References in classic literature ?
those were glorious times, sire, strewed over with battles like one of Tasso's or Ariosto's epics.
Some of the interior valleys are strewed with scoria and broken stones, evidently of volcanic origin; the surrounding rocks bear the like character, and vestiges of extinguished craters are to be seen on the elevated heights.
Trevor stood slowly up, fixed his large blue eyes upon me with a strange wild stare, and then pitched forward, with his face among the nutshells which strewed the cloth, in a dead faint.
On reaching the entrance to the forest she found the path strewed with ashes, and these she followed, throwing down some peas on either side of her at every step she took.
They shook it out and strewed it well about me, and I found it warm and comfortable.
And now I may dismiss my heroine to the sleepless couch, which is the true heroine's portion; to a pillow strewed with thorns and wet with tears.
Clothing from their open boxes and bags strewed the little apartment, and even their beds had been torn to pieces.
He was sitting on his bed, only half- dressed, and with legs dangling over the edge, contemplating a host of garments, which with their fringes, lace, embroidery, and slashes of ill- assorted hues, were strewed all over the floor.