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

    Tutilo kept his eyes on the cobbles, treading carefully.

    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

      Don’t tread mud into the carpet.

  2. 2
    [transitive] if someone treads grapes, they crush them with their feet in order to make wine
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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