tread


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01. The [tread] of the stairs has been covered with rubber to keep people from slipping.
02. The large dog [trod] heavily across the wet grass.
03. There were [tread] marks on the grass where the car had backed up.
04. My new bicycle tires have a wider [tread] than the old ones.
05. The [tread] on your tires is wearing thin. You'd better buy some new tires before you get a flat.
06. We could feel the heavy [tread] of the two-headed monsters shaking the ground beneath us as they approached from their spaceship.
07. Every time I try to teach my husband to dance, he [treads] on my feet.
08. By the time we got home, teenagers had [trodden] food, beer and vomit into the carpet during the party.
09. The field workers [trod] tiredly home after a long day of picking strawberries.
10. These snow tires have an extra deep [tread] to keep you from sliding in snow and ice.
11. A Japanese proverb notes that he who [treads] the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one.
12. Be careful you don't [tread] on the back of your sister's wedding dress during the ceremony!
13. Alexander Pope once noted that fools rush in where angels fear to [tread].
14. Paul Harrison once observed that the poor [tread] lightest on the Earth. The higher our income, the more resources we control, and the more havoc we wreak.
15. Italian scientists have identified humankind's oldest footprints, which were [trodden] in volcanic ash in southern Italy at least 325,000 years ago by relatives of modern humans.

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  • Tread — Tread, v. i. [imp. {Trod}; p. p. {Trodden}, {Trod}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Treading}.] [OE. treden, AS. tredan; akin to OFries. treda, OS. tredan, D. & LG. treden, G. treten, OHG. tretan, Icel. tro?a, Sw. tr[*a]da, tr[ a]da, Dan. tr[ae]de, Goth. trudan …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tread — Tread, v. t. 1. To step or walk on. [1913 Webster] Forbid to tread the promised land he saw. Prior. [1913 Webster] Methought she trod the ground with greater grace. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tread — Tread, n. 1. A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread. [1913 Webster] She is coming, my own, my sweet; Were it ever so airy a tread, My heart would hear her and beat. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tread — ► VERB (past trod; past part. trodden or trod) 1) walk in a specified way. 2) press down or crush with the feet. 3) walk on or along. ► NOUN 1) a manner or the sound of walking …   English terms dictionary

  • tread — [tred] vt. TROD or (in tread water: see phr. below) treaded, trodden or trod or (in tread water) treaded, treading, trod [ME treden < OE tredan, akin to Ger treten < IE * dreu < base * drā, to run, step > TRAP1] 1. to walk on, in,… …   English World dictionary

  • tread — tread; tread·er; un·tread; …   English syllables

  • tread — [n] walk footstep, footsteps, gait, march, pace, step, stride, trace, track, tramp; concepts 149,284 tread [v] walk; bear down ambulate, crush, foot, hike, hoof, march, oppress, pace, plod, quell, repress, squash, stamp, stamp on, step, step on,… …   New thesaurus

  • tread — index perambulate, step Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tread on — index mistreat, spurn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tread — tread1 [tred] v past tense trod [trɔd US tra:d] past participle trodden [ˈtrɔdn US ˈtra:dn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(step in/on)¦ 2 tread carefully/warily/cautiously etc 3¦(crush)¦ 4 tread a path 5 tread water 6¦(walk)¦ 7 tread the boards ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tread — [[t]tre̱d[/t]] treads, treading, trod, trodden 1) VERB If you tread on something, you put your foot on it when you are walking or standing. [V on n] Oh, sorry, I didn t mean to tread on your foot... [V on n] I had white rugs on the floor, but… …   English dictionary