Definition of 'tread'
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We are very careful not to tread on other orchestras' toes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It echoes something more widespread which is (tread carefully now! Times, Sunday Times (2016)Warning: tread carefully or you might just wake up something hidden in the trees! The Sun (2016)None will have a track record, so tread carefully. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Mrs May will have to tread carefully here. The Sun (2017)Investors will need to tread carefully, at least to begin with. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You just tread very carefully. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Under the law, charities tread a fine line when seeking to secure or oppose a change in government policy, which in this case supports fracking. Times, Sunday Times (2017)I HAVE trodden the boards in the criminal courts for a number of years. The Sun (2016)His tread was heavy as if he almost forced his feet to take the steps. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEYou will of course have to be careful where you tread when you are picking them. Planning the Organic Vegetable Garden (1986)He is beginning to tread very thin ice and pushing his luck. The Sun (2008)They also have a different tread pattern to bite into the snow better. The Sun (2015)Walk carefully on the grass to avoid treading on nests. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The best performers will then get to tread the boards in a top show. The Sun (2009)This suggests the need to tread carefully. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His way is the seasonally trodden way. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)But the balding boss pathetically tried to claim to cops that we trod on his foot. The Sun (2009)Those treading the path must feel their efforts may be rewarded. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We tread a fine line between gritty realism and poetic touches. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Champions do not tread a lonely road. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We should tread this unforgiving ground with great care. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The council must now tread carefully. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Did we need quite so much of a heavy tread, launching the second movement? Times, Sunday Times (2009)The irony is that players new to artificial surfaces tread as gingerly on them as if they were trotting on greasy or icy grass. Times, Sunday Times (2010)So, rapid acceleration and braking along with enthusiastic cornering will all scrub more rubber from the tread than unhurried progress. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was in a way a kind of dance, each intent on her own orbit while treading an identical measure. What the Bee Knows - reflections on myth, symbol and story (1989)That will involve him smiling when I approach rather than looking as though one of us has trodden in something rather disgusting. The Sun (2008)
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Translations for 'tread'
British English: tread /trɛd/ VERB
stand If you tread on something, you put your foot on it when you are walking or standing.
Oh, sorry, I didn't mean to tread on your foot.
- American English: step
- Arabic: يَدوسُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: pisar
- Chinese: 踩踏
- Croatian: gaziti
- Czech: šlápnout na něco
- Danish: træde
- Dutch: treden
- European Spanish: pisar
- Finnish: astua
- French: piétiner
- German: treten
- Greek: βαδίζω
- Italian: camminare
- Japanese: 踏む
- Korean: 밟다
- Norwegian: tråkke
- Polish: kroczyć
- European Portuguese: pisar
- Romanian: a călca
- Russian: ступать
- Spanish: pisar
- Swedish: trampa
- Thai: เหยียบ
- Turkish: basmak ayak
- Ukrainian: наступати
- Vietnamese: giẫm lên
British English: tread NOUN
The tread of a tyre or shoe is the pattern of thin lines cut into its surface that stops it slipping.
The fat, broad tyres had a good depth of tread.
British English: tread VERB
behave cautiously If you tread carefully, you behave in a careful or cautious way.
If you are hoping to form a new relationship tread carefully and slowly to begin with.
Definition of tread from the Collins English Dictionary
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