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English definition of “tread”

tread

verb [I/T] (TAKE STEP)   /tred/ (past tense trod  /trɑd/, past participle trodden  /ˈtrɑd·ən/ or trod  /trɑd/)
to put the foot down while stepping, or to step on something: [I] fig. I hope I haven’t trod on other people’s toes by saying this.
(Definition of tread verb (TAKE STEP) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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