vi (past trod past p, trodden or , trod)
- 1.1 (step) (esp BrE) pisar be careful where you tread! ¡cuidado dónde pisas! I must have trodden in something debo (de) haber pisado algo see also tread onMore example sentences1.2 (handle situation) to tread carefully o warily andarse* con cuidado or con cautela or con pie(s) de plomo 1.3 (go) a journalist who ventures where others fear to tread un periodista que se aventura a entrar donde otros no se atreven the virgin forest where no human foot has trod [literario/literary] la selva virgen que no ha sido hollada por pie humano [literario/literary] tread softly when you go upstairs no hagas ruido al subir la escalera
- It's also clear to see how Amanda's brief motocross career prepared her for making strides in sports where women have to tread carefully so not to step on macho male toes.
- In the face of these foreboding signs of very troubled times, it is difficult to imagine why governments in the Caribbean, and more so ours, are rushing in where fools tread carefully.
- Participants are instructed in the ‘correct’ ways to engage with people of other cultural groups and how to tread carefully around their different values.
vt (past trod past p, trodden or , trod)
- 1.1 (crush) she trod the earth down apisonó la tierra you're treading mud into the carpet estás embarrando la alfombra con los zapatos the dirt gets trodden in la suciedad se va incrustando de tanto pisar don't tread dirt through the house no ensucies toda la casa con esos zapatos to tread grapes pisar uvas to tread water flotar (en posición vertical) 1.2 (make) they have trodden a path across the lawn de tanto pisar han hecho un camino en el césped with all their comings and goings they've trodden a hole in the carpet de tanto ir y venir han hecho un agujero en la alfombra she followed the well-trodden path into marriage siguió el trillado camino del matrimonio 1.3 (walk on) [path] andar* por, hollar* [literario/literary] the carpet has been trodden bare in places trozos de la alfombra están muy desgastados de tanto pisarlosMore example sentences
- This left him treading a narrow path along which private control and economic incentives might be preserved and yet society could obtain its full due by the complete expropriation of Ricardian rent.
- You have to forge along, carefully treading a new way, trusting that your sense of direction has you going toward the right destination.
- But I hope to show they embody beauty because of the way they have spent their days walking paths trodden by their grandparents.
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- 1 c u (step, footfall) paso (m); (steps) pasos (mpl) we could hear the tread of marching feet oíamos pasos de marcha the familiar tread of my father los pasos familiares or el (modo de) andar familiar de mi padre to walk with a heavy tread andar* con paso cansinoMore example sentences
- A moment later the front door opened and Ben heard the heavy tread of Hoss's boots against the porch boards.
- As he continued, now hoping that someone would notice him and offer assistance, he thought he heard the sound of a familiar tread.
- There is no noise, until one hears the soft, heavy tread of a large woman, walking slowly to the chair, and with great care lowering herself onto the chair.
- 2 c u (molding — on tire) banda (f) de rodamiento; (— on sole of shoe) dibujo (m) there's no tread left on the tires los neumáticos están lisos or gastadosMore example sentences
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- Also make sure that your tyres have proper treads and are not as finished as the body of a snake.
- They are still vulnerable to aquaplaning because of their shallower tread depth, but on a plain wet road without big puddles, their grip is now no worse than a normal road tyre whose tread has been worn to a similar depth.
- The surface was like a thick clay which clogged up the tyre treads, turning them into slicks.
- At least one of us will step in a pile of dog dirt which will have to be laboriously extracted from the shoe treads with a stick once we get home.
- Ditch your old pair when the tread or heel wear out, and invest in shoes that offer the best support.
- It is fairly close to a road shoe in terms of build and design but with some key differences, like its extra-firm heel, quick-dry outsoles and high-traction treads.
- 3 c (of stair) escalón (m), peldaño (m)More example sentences
- Designers often use glass tiles as decorative accents in backsplashes, showers, pool borders, floors, and even on the risers between stair treads.
- Cut through the middle of any damaged stair treads to remove it.
- The same rubber, but in gray, covers the stair treads.