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treadverb [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ]

uk /tred/ us /tred/ trod or US also treaded, trodden or US and Australian English also trod

C2 mainly UK to put your foot on something or to press something down with your foot

I kept treading on his toes when we were dancing. 我們倆跳舞時,我老是踩到他的腳趾。
Yuck! Look what I've just trodden in! 可惡!看我剛才踩到甚麼了!
A load of food had been trodden into the carpet. 許多食物被踩到地毯裡去。
Before the days of automation, they used to tread grapes to make wine. 在自動化時代到來之前,他們曾用腳踩葡萄釀酒。

literary to walk

He trod heavily and reluctantly up the stairs. 他拖著沉重的腳步,極不情願地上了樓。
I sometimes see him flash past in his sports car as I tread my weary way (= walk in a tired way) to work. 當我邁著疲憊的腳步去上班時,有時會看見他開著跑車從我身邊飛馳而過。
tread water

to float vertically in the water by moving the legs and the arms up and down


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uk /tred/ us /tred/

tread noun (PATTERN ON TYRE)

[ C or U ] the pattern of raised lines on a tyre that prevents a vehicle from sliding on the road

The tread on your tyres is very worn. 你車胎上的花紋都磨損得很厲害了。

tread noun (STEP)

[ S ] the sound that your feet make on the ground as you walk

Then I heard someone's tread on the stairs. 接著,我聽到樓梯上有腳步聲。

[ S ] the horizontal part of a step on which you put your foot


(Translation of “tread” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)