go where others fear to tread

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of go where others fear to tread

:to do things that other people are afraid to do

Word by Word Definitions

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

where play
  1. : at, in, or to what place

  2. : at, in, or to what situation, position, direction, circumstances, or respect

  3. : here, there

  1. : at, in, or to what place

  2. : at, in, or to what situation, position, direction, circumstances, or respect

  3. : the place or point at, in, or to which

  1. : place, location

  2. : what place, source, or cause

other play others
  1. : being the one (as of two or more) remaining or not included

  2. : being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied

  3. : second

  1. : one that remains of two or more

  2. : a thing opposite to or excluded by something else

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : one of two that remains

  2. : each preceding one

  3. : a different or additional one

  1. : otherwise

  1. : to treat or consider (a person or a group of people) as alien to oneself or one's group (as because of different racial, sexual, or cultural characteristics)

fear play
  1. : an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger

  2. : an instance of this emotion

  3. : a state marked by this emotion

  1. : to be afraid of : expect with alarm

  2. : to have a reverential awe of

  3. : frighten

tread play
  1. : to step or walk on or over

  2. : to walk or proceed along : follow

  3. : to form by treading : beat

  1. : the part of a wheel or tire that makes contact with a road or rail

  2. : the pattern of ridges or grooves made or cut in the face of a tire

  3. : the part of a shoe or boot sole that touches the ground


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