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Definitions of tread:
  • noun:   structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step
  • noun:   the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
  • noun:   the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
  • noun:   a step in walking or running
  • verb:   apply (the tread) to a tire
  • verb:   brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center
  • verb:   mate with
    Example: "Male birds tread the females"
  • verb:   crush as if by treading on
    Example: "Tread grapes to make wine"
  • verb:   tread or stomp heavily or roughly
  • verb:   put down or press the foot, place the foot
    Example: "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"

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