re-tread
transitive verb (re-trod; re-trodden or -trod; -treading) Date: 1598 to tread again

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • re|tread — «verb. ree TREHD; noun. REE TREHD», verb, tread|ed, tread|ing, noun. –v.t. to put a new tread on. –n. 1. a tire that has been retreaded: »The exemption from the camelback tax would offset retreads for small and medium cars (Wall Street Journal).… …   Useful english dictionary

  • re-tread — [rē tred′] vt. re trod, re trodden or re trod, re treading to tread again …   English World dictionary

  • re-tread — (ˈ) ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to tread again * * * /ree tred /, v.t., v.i., re trod, re trodden or re trod, re treading. to tread again. [1590 1600; RE + TREAD] * * * re|tread «verb. ree TREHD; noun. REE TREHD», verb, tread|ed, tread| …   Useful english dictionary

  • re-tread — /ree tred /, v.t., v.i., re trod, re trodden or re trod, re treading. to tread again. [1590 1600; RE + TREAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • re-tread — /ˌri ˈtrɛd/ (say .ree tred) verb (t) (re trod, re trodden, re treading) to tread again. {re + tread} …   Australian English dictionary

  • re·tread — /ˈriːˌtrɛd/ noun, pl treads [count] 1 : an old tire whose surface has been given a new layer of rubber 2 US, informal + disapproving : something that uses ideas, stories, etc., that have been used before The show is just another TV sitcom retread …   Useful english dictionary

  • re-trod — (rē trŏdʹ) v. Past tense and a past participle of re tread. * * * …   Universalium

  • re-trodden — re trod·den (rē trŏdʹn) v. A past participle of re tread. * * * …   Universalium

  • re-trod — «ree TROD», verb. the past tense and a past participle of re tread …   Useful english dictionary

  • tread on sacred ground — tread on sacred/dangerous/ground phrase to do something that is likely to cause a problem or upset some people If you criticize his mother you’re treading on dangerous ground. Thesaurus: to cause problems for someone or somethingsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

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