To tread out
Tread Tread, v. t. 1. To step or walk on. [1913 Webster]

Forbid to tread the promised land he saw. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Methought she trod the ground with greater grace. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path. [1913 Webster]

3. To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like. `` I am resolved to forsake Malta, tread a pilgrimage to fair Jerusalem.'' --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

They have measured many a mile, To tread a measure with you on this grass. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue. [1913 Webster]

Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us. --Ps. xliv. 5. [1913 Webster]

5. To copulate with; to feather; to cover; -- said of the male bird. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{To tread out}, to press out with the feet; to press out, as wine or wheat; as, to tread out grain with cattle or horses.

{To tread the stage}, to act as a stageplayer; to perform a part in a drama. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To beat out — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tread the stage — Tread Tread, v. t. 1. To step or walk on. [1913 Webster] Forbid to tread the promised land he saw. Prior. [1913 Webster] Methought she trod the ground with greater grace. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tread a measure — measure meas ure (m[e^]zh [ u]r; 135), n. [OE. mesure, F. mesure, L. mensura, fr. metiri, mensus, to measure; akin to metrum poetical measure, Gr. me tron, E. meter. Cf. {Immense}, {Mensuration}, {Mete} to measure.] 1. A standard of dimension; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tread upon one's heels — Heel Heel, n. [OE. hele, heele, AS. h[=e]la, perh. for h[=o]hila, fr. AS. h[=o]h heel (cf. {Hough}); but cf. D. hiel, OFries. heila, h[=e]la, Icel. h[ae]ll, Dan. h[ae]l, Sw. h[ a]l, and L. calx. [root]12. Cf. {Inculcate}.] 1. The hinder part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To beat out of — Beat Beat (b[=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Beat}; p. p. {Beat}, {Beaten}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Beating}.] [OE. beaten, beten, AS. be[ a]tan; akin to Icel. bauta, OHG. b[=o]zan. Cf. 1st {Butt}, {Button}.] 1. To strike repeatedly; to lay repeated blows upon; as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To be out at the heels — Heel Heel, n. [OE. hele, heele, AS. h[=e]la, perh. for h[=o]hila, fr. AS. h[=o]h heel (cf. {Hough}); but cf. D. hiel, OFries. heila, h[=e]la, Icel. h[ae]ll, Dan. h[ae]l, Sw. h[ a]l, and L. calx. [root]12. Cf. {Inculcate}.] 1. The hinder part of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Where Angels Fear to Tread — Infobox Book name = Where Angels Fear to Tread title orig = translator = image caption = author = E. M. Forster illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = genre = Novel publisher = William Blackwood and Sons …   Wikipedia

  • Where Angels Fear to Tread (Mink DeVille album) — Infobox Album Name = Where Angels Fear to Tread (Mink DeVille album) Type = studio Artist = Willy DeVille Mink DeVille Released = 1983 Recorded = Criteria Recording Studios, Miami Genre = Rock, Soul, Latin Length = 31:43 Label = Atlantic Producer …   Wikipedia

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  • Tread — Tread, v. t. 1. To step or walk on. [1913 Webster] Forbid to tread the promised land he saw. Prior. [1913 Webster] Methought she trod the ground with greater grace. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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