Pronunciation: (strOO),[key] —v.t.,strewed, strewnPronunciation: (strOOn)[key]or strewed, strew•ing. 1. to let fall in separate pieces or particles over a surface; scatter or sprinkle: to strew seed in a garden bed. 2. to cover or overspread (a surface, place, etc.) with something scattered or sprinkled: to strew a floor with sawdust. 3. to be scattered or sprinkled over (a surface): Sawdust strewed the floor. 4. to spread widely; disseminate: to strew rumors among the troops.