In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
verbo transitivostrewed, strewn
1(gravel/seeds) esparcir(objects) (untidily) desparramarparcels were strewn everywhere — había paquetes desparramados por todos lados
- to strew sth with sth
- they strewed the street with petals — esparcieron pétalos por toda la calle
- the floor was strewn with toys — había juguetes desparramados por toda la habitación
- The wooden fence is vandalised repeatedly and, although the council repairs the damage, for periods of time broken pieces are left strewn across the area.
- ‘We have magnificent countryside but litter is strewn all over the place,’ Roughead said.
- Debris was strewn throughout the area and the engine and a wing landed in the river.
- The dog loves to play in the litter and strew it around the floor.
- Traffic was disrupted for several hours to allow firefighters to clear the road of debris which was strewn over a large area.
- Damage was caused to the fence and chain, the crosses by the memorial were flattened and litter was strewn around the area.
- Large amounts of rubbish and litter are strewn about from the entrance by the North Lodge for at least the first 500 yards into the estate and makes this walk an eyesore.
- There are more and more scratches to the paintwork and plants from an adjoining flower bed, along with litter, have been strewn over the seats and surrounding area.
- At others, downed trees littered parent pickup areas and limbs were strewn across student bike racks.
- A consignment of sugar from one of the bulk-carriers was strewn over a large area.
- More than 1,500 trees will be planted and concrete bollards will be strewn throughout the area to keep the travellers out.
- Wreckage was strewn across a wide area, indicating that the plane exploded in mid-air.
- Hundreds of rescuers worked through the night locating wreckage and bodies, which were strewn across a wide area.
- Her clothes and possessions were strewn around the area.
- Street lights fail to work, litter is strewn everywhere, vandalism is rife, and adolescents roam the streets aimlessly.
- Lithographs by Henry Moore are strewn nonchalantly on the surface of an odds-and-ends box, left as samples for visiting artists to leaf through.
- Unexploded cluster bombs are strewn throughout the area.
- Litter was strewn around, even though a bin had been provided.
- Wreckage was strewn over a wide area and that, combined with the thick fog, made the task exceptionally difficult.
- First, he strews dark sand across a white surface, then he draws images with his fingers and when the whole picture is ready he films it.
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