tread on

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Related to tread on: tread carefully
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Verb1.tread on - place or press the foot ontread on - place or press the foot on; "He stepped on the hem of her long gown"
tread, step - put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
References in classic literature ?
Ca'n't tread on us," said Bruno, looking amused at my ignorance.
Shakespeare says something about worms, or it may be giants or beetles, turning if you tread on them too severely.
In fact, the primary function of tread on a tire is to divert water from beneath the tire to improve traction and avoid hydroplaning.