[verb ree-tred; noun ree-tred]
verb (used with object), re·tread·ed, re·tread·ing.
a tire that has been retreaded.
Slang. a person returned to active work after retirement, dismissal, etc.
a person retrained for a new or more modern job or task.
Informal. a repeating, reviving, or reworking of an old or familiar idea, presentation, story, etc., especially when unimaginative or hackneyed; rehash: a boring retread of a classic movie.
Slang. a person representing older or previous times, ideas, policies, etc., especially when they are deemed passé or tiresome.
Origin of retread
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Related Words for retreadedrepair, reexamine, rebuild, revamp, renew, reconstruct, modernize, fix, improve, sew, reinforce, cobble, overhaul, restore, redo, update, renovate, rehabilitate, recondition, remodel
verb (riːˈtrɛd) -treads, -treading or -treaded
another word for remould (def. 3)
Australian and NZ informal a pensioner who has resumed employment, esp in a former profession
a film, piece of music, etc, which is a superficially altered version of an earlier original
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