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tread

 (trĕd)
v. trod (trŏd) or treaded, trod·den (trŏd′n) or trod or treaded, tread·ing, treads
v.tr.
1. To walk on, over, or along: tread the pavement.
2. To press beneath the feet; trample: dirt that was trodden into the rug.
3. To treat unjustly or harshly; oppress: people who were trodden down by tyrants.
4. To form by walking or trampling: tread a path.
5. To execute by walking or dancing: tread a measure.
6. To copulate with. Used of a male bird.
v.intr.
1.
a. To go on foot; walk.
b. To set down the foot; step.
2.
a. To trample something. Used with on or upon: Don't tread on the new grass.
b. To treat someone or something unjustly or harshly. Used with on or upon: a regime treading upon the rights of the citizens.
3. To copulate. Used of birds.
n.
1.
a. The act, manner, or sound of treading.
b. An instance of treading; a step.
c. A mark made by treading, as in snow.
2. The upper horizontal part of a step in a staircase.
3.
a. The part of a wheel or tire that makes contact with the road or rails.
b. The grooved face of a tire.
4. The part of a shoe sole that touches the ground.
5. Either of the continuous ridged belts with which bulldozers, tanks, and certain other vehicles move over the ground.
Idioms:
tread the boards
To act on the stage: "We who tread the boards are not the only players of parts in this world" (John Fowles).
tread water
1. To keep the head above water while in an upright position by pumping the legs.
2. To expend effort but make little or no progress to achievement of a goal or an end.

[Middle English treden, from Old English tredan.]

tread′less adj.

tread

(trɛd)
vb, treads, treading, trod, trodden or trod
1. to walk or trample in, on, over, or across (something)
2. (when: intr, foll by on) to crush or squash by or as if by treading: to tread grapes; to tread on a spider.
3. (sometimes foll by: on) to subdue or repress, as by doing injury (to): to tread on one's inferiors.
4. (tr) to do by walking or dancing: to tread a measure.
5. (Zoology) (tr) (of a male bird) to copulate with (a female bird)
6. tread lightly to proceed with delicacy or tact
7. tread on someone's toes to offend or insult someone, esp by infringing on his sphere of action, etc
8. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) tread water to stay afloat in an upright position by moving the legs in a walking motion
n
9. a manner or style of walking, dancing, etc: a light tread.
10. the act of treading
11. (Building) the top surface of a step in a staircase
12. (Automotive Engineering) the outer part of a tyre or wheel that makes contact with the road, esp the grooved surface of a pneumatic tyre
13. (Railways) the part of a rail that wheels touch
14. the part of a shoe that is generally in contact with the ground
15. (Veterinary Science) vet science an injury to a horse's foot caused by the opposite foot, or the foot of another horse
16. a rare word for footprint
[Old English tredan; related to Old Norse trotha , Old High German tretan, Swedish träda]
ˈtreader n

tread

(trɛd)

v. trod, trod•den trod, tread•ing, v.i.
1. to set down the foot or feet in walking; step; walk.
2. to step or walk, esp. so as to press, crush, or injure something; trample (usu. fol. by on or upon).
3. (of a male bird) to copulate.
v.t.
4. to step or walk on, about, in, or along.
5. to trample or crush underfoot.
6. to form by the action of walking or trampling: to tread a path.
7. to treat with disdainful harshness or cruelty; crush; oppress.
8. to perform by walking or dancing: to tread a measure.
9. (of a male bird) to copulate with (a female bird).
n.
10. the action of treading.
11. the sound of footsteps.
12. manner of treading or walking.
13. a single step.
14. any of various things or parts on which a person or thing treads, stands, or moves.
15. the horizontal upper surface of a step in a stair.
16. the part of a wheel, tire, or runner that bears on the road, rail, etc.
17. the pattern raised on or cut into the face of a rubber tire.
18. the part of a rail in contact with the treads of wheels.
19. the part of the undersurface of the foot or of a shoe that touches the ground.
Idioms:
1. tread on someone's toes, to offend or irritate someone.
2. tread water,
a. to maintain the body erect in the water with the head above the surface, usu. by a pumping movement of the legs and sometimes the arms.
b. to maintain one's position without making any progress.
[before 900; Middle English treden (v.), Old English tredan, c. Old High German tretan; akin to Old Norse trotha, Gothic trudan]
tread′er, n.

tread


Past participle: trodden
Gerund: treading

Imperative
tread
tread
Present
I tread
you tread
he/she/it treads
we tread
you tread
they tread
Preterite
I trod
you trod
he/she/it trod
we trod
you trod
they trod
Present Continuous
I am treading
you are treading
he/she/it is treading
we are treading
you are treading
they are treading
Present Perfect
I have trodden
you have trodden
he/she/it has trodden
we have trodden
you have trodden
they have trodden
Past Continuous
I was treading
you were treading
he/she/it was treading
we were treading
you were treading
they were treading
Past Perfect
I had trodden
you had trodden
he/she/it had trodden
we had trodden
you had trodden
they had trodden
Future
I will tread
you will tread
he/she/it will tread
we will tread
you will tread
they will tread
Future Perfect
I will have trodden
you will have trodden
he/she/it will have trodden
we will have trodden
you will have trodden
they will have trodden
Future Continuous
I will be treading
you will be treading
he/she/it will be treading
we will be treading
you will be treading
they will be treading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been treading
you have been treading
he/she/it has been treading
we have been treading
you have been treading
they have been treading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been treading
you will have been treading
he/she/it will have been treading
we will have been treading
you will have been treading
they will have been treading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been treading
you had been treading
he/she/it had been treading
we had been treading
you had been treading
they had been treading
Conditional
I would tread
you would tread
he/she/it would tread
we would tread
you would tread
they would tread
Past Conditional
I would have trodden
you would have trodden
he/she/it would have trodden
we would have trodden
you would have trodden
they would have trodden
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tread - a step in walking or runningtread - a step in walking or running  
walk, walking - the act of traveling by foot; "walking is a healthy form of exercise"
step - the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down; "he walked with unsteady steps"
2.tread - the grooved surface of a pneumatic tiretread - the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
pneumatic tire, pneumatic tyre - a tire made of reinforced rubber and filled with compressed air; used on motor vehicles and bicycles etc
surface - the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
3.tread - the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the groundtread - the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
tangency, contact - (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"
4.tread - structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or steptread - structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step
stair, step - support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway; "he paused on the bottom step"
structural member - support that is a constituent part of any structure or building
Verb1.tread - put down or press the foot, place the foottread - put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
step on, tread on - place or press the foot on; "He stepped on the hem of her long gown"
2.tread - tread or stomp heavily or roughlytread - tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
treadle - tread over; "the brick maker treadles over clay to pick out the stones"
3.tread - crush as if by treading ontread - crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine"
mash, squash, squeeze, crush, squelch - to compress with violence, out of natural shape or condition; "crush an aluminum can"; "squeeze a lemon"
4.tread - brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the centertread - brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center
brace - support by bracing
5.tread - apply (the tread) to a tiretread - apply (the tread) to a tire    
apply, give - give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"
6.tread - mate withtread - mate with; "male birds tread the females"
copulate, mate, couple, pair - engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"

tread

verb
1. step, walk, march, pace, stamp, stride, hike, tramp, trudge, plod She trod casually, enjoying the sensation of bare feet on grass.
noun
1. step, walk, pace, stride, footstep, gait, footfall We could hear their heavy tread and an occasional coarse laugh.
tread on something
1. crush underfoot, step on, stamp on, trample (on), stomp on, squash, flatten Oh sorry, I didn't mean to tread on your foot.
2. repress, crush, suppress, subdue, oppress, quell, bear down on, subjugate, ride roughshod over Paid lawyers would tread on the farmers' interests.

tread

verb
1. To go on foot:
Slang: hoof.
Idiom: foot it.
2. To step on heavily and repeatedly so as to crush, injure, or destroy:
noun
The act or manner of going on foot:
Translations
سَطْح إطار السَّيّارَه المُلامِس للطريقسَطْح الدَّرَجَه الذي تُلامِسُه القَدَموَقْع الأقْدام، مِشيَهيَدوسيَدوسُ
šlápnoutstupeňvzorekchoditkrok
trædetrampe påtrappetringang
astua
gaziti
futófelületlépésró: rójatapos
fótatakgangaòrep, stigarimslitflötur/sólistíga
踏む
밟다
mindytimintiprotektoriusstačiam laikytis vandenyjeužminti
gaitaietmīdītmītprotektori
pochodiťprechodiťprotektoršliapaťzašliapnuť
pohoditi
trampa
เหยียบ
giẫm lên

tread

[tred] (trod (vb: pt) (trodden (pp)))
A. N
1. (= footsteps) → paso m; (= gait) → andar m, modo m de andar
with (a) heavy treadcon paso pesado
with measured treadcon pasos rítmicos
2. [of stair] → huella f; [of shoe] → suela f; [of tyre] → rodadura f, banda f rodante (LAm)
B. VT [+ ground, grapes] → pisar; [+ path] (= make) → marcar; (= follow) → seguir
to tread waterflotar en el agua en posición vertical
a place never trodden by human feetun sitio no hollado por pie humano
he trod his cigarette end into the mudapagó la colilla pisándola en el barro
C. VI (= walk) → andar, caminar (LAm); (= put foot down) to tread (on)pisar
to tread on sb's heelspisar los talones a algn
careful you don't tread on it!¡ojo, que lo vas a pisar!, cuidado, no vas a pisarlo
to tread softlypisar dulcemente, no hacer ruido al andar
to tread carefully or warilyandar con pies de plomo
we must tread very carefully in this matterdebemos andarnos con pies de plomo en este asunto
to tread on sb's toesmeterse con algn
tread down VT + ADVpisar
tread in VT + ADV [+ root, seedling] → asegurar pisando la tierra alrededor

tread

[ˈtrɛd]
n
(= step) → pas m
[tyre] → chape f, bande f de roulement
vi [trod] [ˈtrɒd] (pt) [trodden] [ˈtrɒdən] (pp)
(= walk) → marcher
Watch where you tread
BUT Faites attention où vous mettez les pieds.
to tread on sth → marcher sur qch
to tread carefully (= act with caution) → avancer à pas comptés
vt
to tread a fine line → ménager la chèvre et le chou
to tread water [bather] → se maintenir debout dans l'eau (fig) (= fail to progress) → piétiner

tread

vb: pret <trod>, ptp <trodden>
n
(= act) over the years the tread of feet has worn the steps awayüber die Jahre sind die Stufen völlig ausgetreten worden
(= gait, noise)Schritt m, → Tritt m; to walk with a heavy/springy treadmit schweren/hüpfenden Schritten gehen, einen schweren/hüpfenden Gang haben; I could hear his tread on the stairsich konnte seine Schritte auf der Treppe hören
(of stair)Stufe f
(of shoe, tyre)Profil nt, → Lauffläche f
vi
(= walk)gehen
(= bring foot down)treten (→ on auf +acc); mind you don’t tread on it!passen Sie auf, dass Sie nicht darauf treten!; will you tread on that cigarette end?könnten Sie den Zigarettenstummel austreten?; he trod on my footer trat mir auf den Fuß; to tread on somebody’s heels (lit)jdm auf die Fersen treten; (fig)an jds Fersen (dat)hängen; to tread softly or lightlyleise or leicht auftreten; to tread carefully (lit)vorsichtig gehen; (fig)vorsichtig vorgehen; to tread in somebody’s footsteps (fig)in jds Fuß(s)tapfen (acc)treten
vt path (= make)treten; (= follow)gehen; he’s treading the same path as his father (fig)er hat den gleichen Weg wie sein Vater eingeschlagen; to tread a fine line between …sich vorsichtig zwischen … bewegen; it got trodden underfootes wurde zertreten; to tread grapesTrauben stampfen; he trod his cigarette into the sander trat seine Zigarette im Sand aus; to tread waterWasser treten; (fig)auf der Stelle treten; to tread the boards (Theat) → auf der Bühne or den Brettern stehen; don’t tread that earth into the carpettreten Sie die Erde nicht in den Teppich

tread

[trɛd] (trod (vb: pt) (trodden (pp)))
1. n
a. (footsteps) → passo; (sound) → rumore m di passi
to walk with (a) heavy tread → avere un'andatura pesante
b. (of stair) → pedata; (of tyre) → battistrada m inv
2. vt (ground) → calpestare; (path) → percorrere; (grapes) → pigiare
to tread water → tenersi a galla verticalmente (muovendo solo le gambe)
don't tread mud into the carpet → non infangare il tappeto
he trod his cigarette end into the mud → ha schiacciato il mozzicone della sigaretta nel fango
to tread a dangerous path (fig) → battere un sentiero pericoloso
3. vi (walk) → camminare
to tread on sth → calpestare qc
to tread on sb's toes (also fig) → pestare i piedi a qn
we must tread very carefully or warily → dobbiamo muoverci con molta cautela
tread on vi + prepcalpestare

tread

(tred) past tense trod (trod) : past participle trodden (ˈtrodn) verb
1. to place one's feet on. He threw his cigarette on the ground and trod on it.
2. to walk on, along, over etc. He trod the streets looking for a job.
3. to crush by putting one's feet on. We watched them treading the grapes.
noun
1. a way of walking or putting one's feet. I heard his heavy tread.
2. the grooved and patterned surface of a tyre. The tread has been worn away.
3. the horizontal part of a step or stair on which the foot is placed.
tread water
to keep oneself afloat in an upright position by moving the legs (and arms).

tread

يَدوسُ šlápnout træde treten βαδίζω pisar astua piétiner gaziti camminare 踏む 밟다 treden tråkke kroczyć pisar ступать trampa เหยียบ basmak giẫm lên 踩踏
References in classic literature ?
In a place like this I'm sure to upset something, tread on people's toes, or do something dreadful, so I keep out of mischief and let Meg sail about.
Their heads might have been turned upside-down, so absolutely did they tread upon blue ether.
returned the attentive scout; "'tis man; even I can now tell his tread, poor as my senses are when compared to an Indian's
They just worship the ground you and your sister tread on--certain
There is a rustling of stiff silks; a tread of backward and forward footsteps to and fro across the chamber.
In some months of the year, however, there often chances a forenoon when affairs move onward with a livelier tread.
Third among the harpooneers was Daggoo, a gigantic, coal-black negro-savage, with a lion-like tread --an Ahasuerus to behold.
ye have not a whole body, sir; do ye but use poor me for your one lost leg; only tread upon me, sir; I ask no more, so I remain a part of ye.
and when they got their eyes open and crawled about, it was a real pretty sight; but one day the man came and took them all away; I thought he might be afraid I should tread upon them.
Then after a long interval came the heavy tread of a policeman, and they held their breath till he was gone.
She was always in motion, always with a half smile on her rosy mouth, flying hither and thither, with an undulating and cloud-like tread, singing to herself as she moved as in a happy dream.
Then came the "woodsy bit," with her feet pressing the slippery carpet of brown pine needles; the "woodsy bit" so full of dewy morning, surprises,--fungous growths of brilliant orange and crimson springing up around the stumps of dead trees, beautiful things born in a single night; and now and then the miracle of a little clump of waxen Indian pipes, seen just quickly enough to be saved from her careless tread.