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 tread tread

noun

  • () a step in walking or running  ( pace, tread, stride )
    a step in walking or running
  • structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step  ( tread )
    structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step
  • the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground  ( tread )
    the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
  • the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire  ( tread )
    the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
  • verb

  • () tread or stomp heavily or roughly  ( tread, trample )
    tread or stomp heavily or roughly
     The soldiers trampled across the fields
    The soldiers trampled across the fields
  • () put down or press the foot, place the foot  ( tread, step )
    put down or press the foot, place the foot
     For fools rush in where angels fear to tread
    For fools rush in where angels fear to tread
     step on the brake
    step on the brake
  • () brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center  ( tread )
    brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center
  • () crush as if by treading on  ( tread )
    crush as if by treading on
     tread grapes to make wine
    tread grapes to make wine
  • mate with  ( tread )
    mate with
     male birds tread the females
    male birds tread the females
  • apply (the tread) to a tire  ( tread )
    apply (the tread) to a tire