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tread

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Noun tread has 4 senses
  1. pace, stride, tread - a step in walking or running
    --1 is a kind of step
    --1 is a part of walk, walking
    Derived form: verb tread1
  2. tread - the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
    --2 is a kind of
    surface
    --2 is a part of pneumatic tire, pneumatic tyre
    Derived form: verb tread5
  3. tread - the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
    --3 is a kind of
    contact, tangency
  4. tread - structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step
    --4 is a kind of
    structural member
    --4 is a part of step, stair
Verb tread has 6 senses
  1. step, tread - put down or press the foot, place the foot; "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"
    --1 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Derived form: noun tread1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  2. tread, trample - tread or stomp heavily or roughly; "The soldiers trampled across the fields"
    --2 is one way to walk
    Sample sentence:
    The children tread to the playground
  3. tread - crush as if by treading on; "tread grapes to make wine"
    --3 is one way to
    squash, crush, squelch, mash, squeeze
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. tread - brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center
    --4 is one way to
    brace
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  5. tread - apply (the tread) to a tire
    --5 is one way to
    give, apply
    Derived form: noun tread2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. tread - mate with; "male birds tread the females"
    --6 is one way to
    copulate, mate, pair, couple
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
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