litter-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: strew about messily

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] LITTER NP1[agent[animate]] LITTER (PP[location]) (PP[instrument]) NP1[agent[animate]] LITTER NP2[theme] NP1[theme] LITTER PP[location]
NOTE: May include middle voice examples.
NOTE: May be metaphorical.

Cigar butts littered the ground.
Not only is Steve annoying, but he litters!
He littered the floor with all his football gear.
He littered his new place with those same old heartaches.
Maybe he littered sweetener wrappers?

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: fill-9.8
PropBank: litter.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: birth baby animals

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[agent[animate]] LITTER (NP2[patient[animate]]) (PP[location])

A female dog has littered puppies in MA area.
They wanted to use only females which had littered puppies.
I've nipped at world leaders and littered puppies worldwide.
When littered, the kittens are weak, blind, deaf, helpless little things.
It is just unfortunate that the Cat littered in the box.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: calve-28
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3