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English noun: tread

1. tread (act) a step in walking or running


Synonymspace, stride


Broader (hypernym)step


Part meronymwalk, walking

2. tread (artifact) the grooved surface of a pneumatic tire


Broader (hypernym)surface


Part meronympneumatic tire, pneumatic tyre

3. tread (artifact) the part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground


Broader (hypernym)contact, tangency

4. tread (artifact) structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step


Broader (hypernym)structural member


Part meronymstair, step


English verb: tread

1. tread (motion) put down or press the foot, place the foot


SamplesFor fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Step on the brake.


Synonymsstep


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)step on, tread on

2. tread (motion) tread or stomp heavily or roughly


SamplesThe soldiers trampled across the fields.


ExamplesThe children tread to the playground


Synonymstrample


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)walk


Narrower (hyponym)treadle

3. tread (contact) crush as if by treading on


SamplesTread grapes to make wine.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)crush, mash, squash, squeeze, squelch

4. tread (contact) brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)brace

5. tread (possession) apply (the tread) to a tire


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)apply, give

6. tread (contact) mate with


SamplesMale birds tread the females.


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)copulate, couple, mate, pair









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