tread down

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Verb1.tread down - walk on and flattentread down - walk on and flatten; "tramp down the grass"; "trample the flowers"
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"

w>tread down

vt sepfesttreten
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But care and suffering (and those have changed her) are devils, sir--secret, stealthy, undermining devils-- who tread down the brightest flowers in Eden, and do more havoc in a month than Time does in a year.
They who strew the Eternal Path with the greatest amount of brimstone, and who most ruthlessly tread down the flowers and leaves that grow by the wayside, will be voted the most righteous; and they who enlarge with the greatest pertinacity on the difficulty of getting into heaven, will be considered by all true believers certain of going there: though it would be hard to say by what process of reasoning this conclusion is arrived at.
It is agreed, the life of the original usable tread is the original tread down to the level of the tread-wear indicators, or 2/ 32nds of an inch (1.
The Brazilian-born Spain striker faces a potential three-game ban after he appeared to tread down on the 21-year-old German early in the first half of their League Cup semi-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night.
We should not allow to tread down what we have accomplished," Otunbaeva said.
However, it didn't take long for the New Zealand captain to tread down the same troubled path as former league headliners.
These are indicators that appear when you have worn your tread down to the limit.
AS I walk through the field, The grass is knee high, The droning of the bees, Fills the balmy air, Scattered here and there, The bright wildflowers, Turn their heads up, Towards the blue sky, Here I can find peace, But somewhere over there, The streets are strewn with blood, With many buildings flattened, By the fanatics' bomb, And many of the children, Will hate and never love, They have never known peace, How twisted is man's soul, With hatred and mistrust, As they do daily battle, And never count the cost, They scorch up the grass, And tread down the flowers, The grass is their life, The flowers their love Will tomorrow bring peace?