: to put into a position of extreme disadvantage : corner
especially: to bring to bay
: to furnish or fit (a shoe) with a tree
He chopped down the tree.
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Can my Tree be Saved that might be helpful for you in assessing the likelihood that your tree will survive.oregonlive, 20 Nov. 2022 Her tree from 2016 is nearly identical to her 2019 pick.
Andrea Wurzburger, Peoplemag, 18 Nov. 2022 And as for your tree, string through a metallic garland or party beads for a subtle sparkle. Give your garland even more dimension by embellishing it with tassels.
Angela Belt, House Beautiful, 17 Nov. 2022 Stringing Christmas lights on your holiday tree is one thing, but decorating outdoors is quite another.
Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 17 Nov. 2022 Chances are your Christmas tree isn't the size of New York's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, but that doesn't mean your tree doesn't deserve a grand unveiling as well.
Corinne Sullivan, Woman's Day, 16 Nov. 2022 Drape your garland along a wall, a banister, or even your tree.
Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Nov. 2022 Limbs from your tree reaching over the property line can be cut back by your neighbor.
Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 15 Nov. 2022 The Elf on the Shelf gets a camo makeover, then takes cover in your tree.
Katie Bowlby, Country Living, 11 Nov. 2022
People allergic to tree nuts will develop symptoms after eating products containing these ingredients.
Chris Smith, BGR, 27 Oct. 2022 Not only is the money tree a beautiful addition to any home style, it's also been found to bring luck and good fortune to its owners.
Cailey Lindberg, Good Housekeeping, 13 Oct. 2022 Manzanita is a large group of evergreen shrubs, from groundcover to tree height, and varying widths.
Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Oct. 2022 Of those, some people have been found to also be allergic to tree nuts like walnut and hazelnut.
Chris Smith, BGR, 5 Sep. 2022 People who are not allergic to tree nuts can still eat the product.
Chris Smith, BGR, 5 Sep. 2022 Topping creates a serious threat to tree health (short-term and long-term).
Miri Talabac, Baltimore Sun, 13 July 2022 Ray Green shoveled soil around a young October Glory maple tree a few steps from where his brother, David Green, was shot and killed in a white supremacist terrorist’s rampage one year ago.
Alexander Thompson, BostonGlobe.com, 26 June 2022 Prune any landscaping and remove weeds that abut the house, from shrubs at the base of the house to tree branches above.
Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 May 2022 See More
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Middle English, from Old English trēow; akin to Old Norse trē tree, Greek drys, Sanskrit dāru wood
First Known Use
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a