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1. straw => strew.
2. stretch => strew.
3. stretch => PIE root *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" => street, strew, straw, stratum, prostrate.
4. straw: Straw is etymologically something 'strewn' on the floor.
5. straw: Dried grain stalks were commonly scattered over floors as an ancient form of temporary carpeting, and so they came to be termed straw.
6. 区别：strew, stew: 有花儿是播撒，因为只有播撒了种子才会开花发芽，没花儿是炖煮。
来自古英语 strewian,布满，散播，来自 Proto-Germanic*strawjana,散开，散播，来自 PIE*ster, 展开，伸出，词源同 straw,stratum,structure.
- strew: see straw
- strew (v.)
- Old English strewian, streowian "to scatter," from Proto-Germanic *strawjan- (cognates: Old Frisian strewa, Old Saxon strowian, Old Norse stra, Danish strø, Swedish strö, Middle Dutch strowen, Dutch strooien, Old High German strouwen, German streuen, Gothic straujan "to sprinkle, strew"), from PIE root *stere- "to spread, extend, stretch out" (see structure (n.)). Related: Strewed; strewn; strewing.
- 1. The racoons knock over the rubbish bins in search of food, and strew the contents all over the ground.
- 2. Their custom is to strew flowers over the graves.
- 3. Get up, or I'll strew your brains upon the grass.
- 起来, 否则我就把你的脑浆洒在这草地上.
- 4. The Jews are broken and gone ; the fragments of their people strew the world.
- 犹太人已经支离破碎、风飘云散了. 他们的人七零八落地散到世界各地.
- 5. Shells of all shapes and sizes strew the long narrow beach.
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