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verb tread pronunciation in American English /tred/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theytread
he/she/ittreads
present participletreading
past tensetrod or treaded
past participletrodden or trod
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    [intransitive/transitive] British to walk or step on something
    tread on:

    As she stumbled in the dark, she trod on something hard.

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