To tread out

To tread out
Tread Tread, v. t. 1. To step or walk on. [1913 Webster]

Forbid to tread the promised land he saw. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Methought she trod the ground with greater grace. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path. [1913 Webster]

3. To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like. `` I am resolved to forsake Malta, tread a pilgrimage to fair Jerusalem.'' --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

They have measured many a mile, To tread a measure with you on this grass. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue. [1913 Webster]

Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us. --Ps. xliv. 5. [1913 Webster]

5. To copulate with; to feather; to cover; -- said of the male bird. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{To tread out}, to press out with the feet; to press out, as wine or wheat; as, to tread out grain with cattle or horses.

{To tread the stage}, to act as a stageplayer; to perform a part in a drama. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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