verb (used without object), trod, trod·den or trod, tread·ing.
verb (used with object), trod, trod·den or trod, tread·ing.
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Idioms for tread
- Swimming. to maintain the body erect in the water with the head above the surface usually by a pumping up-and-down movement of the legs and sometimes the arms.
- Slang. to make efforts that maintain but do not further one's status, progress, or performance: He's just treading water here until he can find another job.
Origin of tread
OTHER WORDS FROM treadtreader, nouno·ver·tread, nounsubtread, noun
Example sentences from the Web for tread
To find out which chemicals were responsible for the die-offs, the researchers exposed juvenile coho salmon to water contaminated by tread particles from new and used tires.Salmon are dying off and your car tires might be to blame|Kate Baggaley|December 4, 2020|Popular Science
Asking Beal to remain patient for Wall’s return was a tough sell for both parties, not to mention a fan base watching its team tread water.Wizards’ deal of John Wall for Russell Westbrook is the right move, but packed with risk|Ben Golliver|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Does nature, even in my octogenarian carcase, run too strong that I must be still a bawler and a brawler and a treader upon corns?The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for tread
verb treads, treading, trod, trodden or trod
Derived forms of treadtreader, noun
Word Origin for tread
Idioms and Phrases with tread
In addition to the idioms beginning with tread
- tread the boards
- tread water
- fools rush in where angels fear to tread
- step (tread) on one's toes