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tread

1. verb walk2. verb step on3. verb take approach4. noun footsteps5. noun of stair6. noun AUTO, CYCL, ENG of tyre, wheel7. noun CLOTH of shoe
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1 verb walk
INTRANSITIVEsiúil verb  c m uhe trod softly so as not to wake them shiúil sé go ciúin le nach músclódh sé iadwe must tread carefully caithfimid bheith cúramach
TRANSITIVEsiúil verb  c m uthey've been treading that path for a long time tá siad ag siúl an chosáin sin le fadahe's treading a dangerous political path is bóthar an-chontúirteach é sin ó thaobh na polaitíochta deshe has to tread a fine line between the factions caithfidh sí an dá thaobh a thabhairt léi
2 verb step on
TRANSITIVEseas ar PhrV  c m usatail ar PhrVshe trod on his toe sheas sí ar ordóg a choise, shatail sí ar a ladhar mhórthe clothes were trodden underfoot bhí daoine tar éis satailt ar na héadaíto tread grapes caora fíniúna a shatailt, caora fíniúna a phasáil
INTRANSITIVEseas verbshe trod on his toe sheas sí ar ordóg a choise, shatail sí ar a ladhar mhór
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3 verb take approach
INTRANSITIVEsiúil verb  c m uwe must tread carefully caithfimid bheith cúramach
TRANSITIVEhe's treading a dangerous political path is bóthar an-chontúirteach é sin aige ó thaobh na polaitíochta deshe has to tread a fine line between the factions caithfidh sí an dá thaobh a thabhairt léi go cáiréiseach
4 noun footstepscoiscéimeanna  c m uwe heard the tread of the soldiers chualamar coiscéimeanna na saighdiúirí, chualamar coisíocht na saighdiúirí 5 noun of staircéim fem2  c m u 6 noun AUTO, CYCL, ENG of tyre, wheeltrácht masc3  c m utread depth doimhneacht tráchta 7 noun CLOTH of shoebonn masc1  c m u
phrases

to tread all over sb

siúl ar dhuinesatailt ar dhuinedon't let them tread all over you ná lig dóibh siúl ort

to tread in sb's footsteps

he's treading in his father's footsteps tá sé ag déanamh mar a rinne a athair roimhe, tá sé ag leanúint a athar

to tread on sb's toes

seasamh ar chosa duineteacht salach ar dhuineteacht crosach ar dhuinethey're treading on each other's toes tá siad ag seasamh ar chosa a chéile, tá siad ag teacht salach ar a chéile

to tread water

1 stay afloatsnámh i do sheasamh 2 make no progressthey're treading water níl siad ag dul áit ar bith, níl siad ag déanamh aon dul chun cinn