trod


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trod

 (trŏd)
v.
A past tense and past participle of tread.

trod

(trɒd)
vb
the past tense and a past participle of tread

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.
Translations

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).
References in classic literature ?
And Zarathustra went thoughtfully on, further and lower down, through forests and past moory bottoms; as it happeneth, however, to every one who meditateth upon hard matters, he trod thereby unawares upon a man.
Environed by them, while the Woodman and the Farmer worked unheeded, those two of the large jaws, and those other two of the plain and the fair faces, trod with stir enough, and carried their divine rights with a high hand.
The Ass replied that passing through a hedge he had trod with his foot upon a sharp thorn.