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[ uhn-tred ]
/ ʌnˈtrɛd /

verb (used with object), un·trod, un·trod·den or un·trod, un·tread·ing.

to go back through in the same steps.

Nearby words

untrammeled, untrammelled, untranslated, untraveled, untravelled, untread, untreated, untried, untrimmed, untrod, untrodden

Origin of untread

First recorded in 1585–95; un-2 + tread Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for untread

  • A little further on we have, "We will untread the steps of damned flight;" but no change is needed here.

    The Shakespeare-Expositor: An Aid to the Perfect Understanding of Shakespeare's Plays|Thomas Keightley

British Dictionary definitions for untread


/ (ʌnˈtrɛd) /

verb -treads, -treading, -trod, -trodden or -trod

(tr) rare to retrace (a course, path, etc)
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