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tread
British English: /trɛd/
American English: /trɛd/

Translation of tread in German:

noun

  • 1
    (of tyre, shoe, boot, etc.)
    Lauffläche, die
    2 millimetres of tread on a tyre
    2 Millimeter Profil auf einem Reifen
  • 2 (manner of walking)
    Gang, der
    (sound of walking)
    Schritt, der
    walk with a springy/catlike tread
    einen federnden/katzenhaften Gang haben
    the tread of feet
    Schritte
  • 3
    (of staircase)
    [Tritt]stufe, die

intransitive verb trod, trodden or trod

  • treten (in/on in/auf) + Akk.
    (walk)
    gehen
    tread carefully or lightly
    [figurative]
    behutsam vorgehen
    tread on somebody's toes (literal or figurative)
    jemandem auf die Füße treten
    tread on the heels of somebody/something
    [figurative]
    jemandem/einer Sache auf den Fersen sein [colloquial]
    tread dirt into the carpet/all over the house
    Schmutz in den Teppich treten/im ganzen Haus herumtreten
    foot 1 1

transitive verb trod, trodden or trod

  • 1 (walk on)
    treten auf + Akk.
    stampfen (Weintrauben)
    [figurative]
    gehen (Weg)
    tread the stage or boards
    (Theatre)
    auf der Bühne od. auf den Brettern stehen
    be trodden underfoot
    mit Füßen getreten werden
    tread water
    (in swimming)
    Wasser treten

Phrasal verbs

tread down

transitive verb
festtreten (Erde)
(crush, destroy)
zertreten (Blume, Beet)

tread in

transitive verb

tread out

transitive verb
austreten (Feuer, Zigarette)
stampfen (Weintrauben)

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