What does the word strew mean?

Usage examples for strew

  1. Barine's father was dead, her mother was accustomed to follow Didymus's counsel, and the clever fellow had managed to strew dust in the old man's eyes. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. My lover's flute is dear to him, therefore if to- day alien breath have entered it and sounded strange notes, let him break it to pieces and strew the dust with them. – The Fugitive by Rabindranath Tagore