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tread

verb     /tred/ ( past tense trod, past participle trodden)
[I, T] mainly UK to put your foot on something or to press something down with your foot: I trod on a piece of broken glass. David trod in some paint. The kids were treading cake crumbs into the carpet.Moving on foot
tread carefully/gently/lightly, etc to be careful what you say so that you do not upset someonePaying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
tread water to float vertically in the water by moving your arms and legs up and downSwimming
(Definition of tread verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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