Learn English Irregular Verbs - Tread

tread /tred/

  • 1 to put your foot on or in something or to press something down with your foot while stepping or walking:

    I kept treading on her toes when we were dancing.
    Back then they used to tread grapes to make wine.
    He found that the snow was trodden into such a solid icy mass, that an axe was necessary to cut it up in some places.
    Not since the creation of the forest reserve had human foot trod this glorious wilderness.

  • 2 to walk:

    She treads quietly and cautiously.
    He frowned, then trod heavily to a parlor chair and collapsed loosely in it, holding a whiskey bottle and a glass in his hands.
    He should have trodden in the path traced out by the instructor.

Past simple

  • trod  /trɒd/

  • tread

  • treaded

  • trodden

Past participle

  • trodden  /ˈtrɒdn/

  • trod  /trɒd/

  • tread

  • treaded

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