tread

tread(
trehd
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (manner of walking)
a. el paso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We could hear the tread of the soldiers' boots in the street.Podíamos oír el paso de las botas de los soldados en la calle.
b. los pasos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The tread of the mighty stallion shook the earth.Los pasos del tremendo semental hicieron temblar la tierra.
c. el andar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I recognized my mother's soft tread as she came in the house.Reconocí el suave andar de mi madre cuando entró en la casa.
d. el modo de andar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He was a tall, gangly man with a somewhat clumsy tread.Era un hombre alto, larguirucho con un modo de andar algo torpe.
2. (grip)
a. la banda de rodadura
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(tire)
It's important to rotate your tires regularly so that you don't get uneven wear on the tread.Es importante que rotes los neumáticos regularmente para que la banda de rodadura no se desgaste de forma irregular.
b. el dibujo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(tire)
These tires don't have much tread, so I don't think they'd be ideal for the winter.Estos neumáticos no tienen mucho dibujo, así que no creo que sean adecuados para el invierno.
c. la suela
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(shoe)
I need boots with a heavy-duty tread for my work.Necesito botas que tengan una suela muy resistente para mi trabajo.
3. (flat part of stairs)
a. la huella
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
My foot slipped on the tread of the top stair.Se me resbaló el pie en la huella del peldaño más alto.
b. el escalón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I need to have some of the treads on our main staircase fixed.Necesito hacer reparar algunos escalones de nuestra escalera principal.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (to walk upon)
a. pisar
The fauns leaped about, treading the grapes in the wine cask.Los faunos daban brincos y pisaban las uvas en la cuba de vino.
b. andar por (in a place)
We imagined that few human feet had trodden the sands of that desert island.Nos imaginamos que pocos pies humanos habrían andado por las arenas de esa isla desierta.
c. hollar
A word or phrase restricted in usage to literature or established writing (e.g. sex, once upon a time).
(literary)
Not a soul had trodden the ground behind the sacred waterfall in thousands of years.Hacía miles de años que no hollaba ni un alma el suelo que se encontraba detrás de la catarata sagrada.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to walk)
a. andar
The mice trod lightly so as not to wake the cat.Los ratones andaban silenciosamente para no despertar al gato.
b. caminar
They trod along the trail for many miles until they reached the waterfall.Caminaron muchas millas por el sendero hasta que llegaron a la catarata.
6. (to step; used with "on")
a. pisar
The oaf trod on her tiny feet without even noticing.El torpe le pisó los pies diminutos sin darse cuenta.
7. (to act)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
We must tread lightly, for this is a very delicate situation.Tenemos que andar con pies de plomo porque esto es una situación muy delicada.
You're going to get in trouble if you don't tread carefully.Te vas a meter en problemas si no te andas con cuidado.
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tread
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (sound of footstep)
a. el pisadas fpl, pasos
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (of tire)
a. el banda de rodadura, dibujo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (of stair)
a. la huella (del peldaño)
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (ground, grapes)
a. pisar
5. (path)
a. recorrer
to tread something underfootpisotear algo
to tread something into the carpetensuciar la moqueta, alfombra con algo pegado al zapato
to tread the boardspisar las tablas
to tread waterflotar moviendo las piernas
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (general)
a. andar
to tread on somethingpisar algo
to tread on somebody's toespisar (el pie) a alguien
7. (fig)
a.
to tread carefully or warilyandar con pies de plomo
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tread [tred] trod (past)trodden (participle:past)
noun
1 (footsteps) paso (m); (gait) andar (m); modo (m) de andar
with (a) heavy tread con paso pesado; with measured tread con pasos rítmicos
2 [of stair] huella (f); [of shoe] suela (f); [of tyre] rodadura (f); banda (f) rodante; (LAm)
transitive verb
[+ground, grapes] pisar; [+path] (make) marcar; (follow) seguir
to tread water flotar en el agua en posición vertical; a place never trodden by human feet un sitio no hollado por pie humano; he trod his cigarette end into the mud apagó la colilla pisándola en el barro
intransitive verb
(walk) andar; caminar; (LAm) (put foot down)
to tread (on) pisar; to tread on sb's heels pisar los talones a algn; careful you don't tread on it! ¡ojo, que lo vas a pisar!; cuidado, no vas a pisarlo; to tread softly pisar dulcemente; no hacer ruido al andar
to tread carefully or warily andar con pies de plomo
we must tread very carefully in this matter debemos andarnos con pies de plomo en este asunto
to tread on sb's toes meterse con algn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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