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Definition of TREAD

  • to step or walk
  • to walk on, in, or along
  • to trample underfoot
  • the act, sound, or manner of walking
  • something on which one walks or stands
  • the raised pattern on a rubber tire
  • to offend or irritate someone
  • to act on the stage, esp. professionally
  • to maintain the body erect in the water with the head above the surface usually by a pumping up-and-down movement of the legs and sometimes the arms
  • to make efforts that maintain but do not further one's status, progress, or performance
  • to walk on, over, or along [v TREADED, TREADING, TREADS, TROD, TRODDEN, TRODDEN, TRODE]