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tread

verb

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to go on foot
  • to protect the fragile environment of the beach dunes, we must tread cautiously and lightly

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tread

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The first known use of tread was before the 12th century

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“Tread.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/tread. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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