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verb (used with object), un·trod, un·trod·den or un·trod, un·tread·ing.
  1. to go back through in the same steps.
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Origin of untread

First recorded in 1585–95; un-2 + tread
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Examples from the Web for untread

Historical Examples

  • 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


verb -treads, -treading, -trod, -trodden or -trod
  1. (tr) rare to retrace (a course, path, etc)
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