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English noun: treadmill

1. treadmill (artifact) an exercise device consisting of an endless belt on which a person can walk or jog without changing place


Broader (hypernym)exercise device

2. treadmill (artifact) a mill that is powered by men or animals walking on a circular belt or climbing steps


Synonymstread-wheel, treadwheel


Broader (hypernym)grinder, mill, milling machinery

3. treadmill (act) a job involving drudgery and confinement


Synonymssalt mine


Broader (hypernym)business, job, line, line of work, occupation









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