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  Definition of tread
  1. a step in walking or running
  2. structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step
  3. the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
  4. the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
  5. brace (an archer''s bow) by pressing the foot against the center
  6. mate with; "male birds tread the females"
  7. crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine"
  8. tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields"
  9. put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
  10. apply (the tread) to a tire
Similar Words: pace, stride, trample, step

 

Hyponyms: treadle, step on, tread on

 

Part Meronyms: walk, walking, step, stair, pneumatic tire, pneumatic tyre

 

Derivational Morphology: step, stride, pace, trample, trampling, stamper, stomper, tramper, trampler, footprint, footmark, footstep

 

Anagrams: trade

 

 
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