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verb tread pronunciation in American English /tred/
Word Forms
present tense
present participletreading
past tensetrod or treaded
past participletrodden or trod
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] British to walk or step on something
    tread on:

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

    1. a.
      [transitive] British to press or crush something into the floor or ground when you walk
  2. 2
    [transitive] if someone treads grapes, they crush them with their feet in order to make wine

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