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noun as in walk

verb as in walk; bear down

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Every bottle of water, every shell, every replacement tank tread had to be shipped from continental Europe across the Mediterranean to North Africa.

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Tires must be inflated properly, and a good tread depth will help with traction on wet roads.

Bergeson says that Toyo uses different compound materials for the two categories of tires, as well as different tread designs.

The pattern of that tread will also be designed to grip loose surfaces, while evacuating water, mud, small rocks, and snow as efficiently as possible.

To merit this stamp, a two-dimensional analysis of a tire’s tread pattern must demonstrate that at least 25 percent of the tread’s surface area is made up of grooves.

We feel their strangeness when we read their words—they lived on a plane where few dare to tread.

It really set the tone for the second half of Season 5, ending with that great “tread lightly” encounter between Hank and Walt.

The interim, however, is ours, and here we must tread carefully.

The moral philosopher Michael Sandel observed, “Fundamentalists rush in where liberals fear to tread.”

She says that Italy must tread carefully not to allow this to happen.

Their heads might have been turned upside-down, so absolutely did they tread upon blue ether.

You know MacRae, Lyn; it's mighty poor business for any man to tread on his toes, much less go walking rough-shod all over him.

At last, some one came, a man, and his firm tread of boot-shod feet betokened a soldier.

He shall not tread out wine in the press that was wont to tread it out: the voice of the treaders I have taken away.

The lowing of cattle and the soft stumbling tread of many unshod feet told him that some one was approaching.


On this page you'll find 77 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tread, such as: footstep, footsteps, gait, march, pace, and step.

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