It was therefore, dangerous to tread upon the floor, it was so soft and slippery.
The ground was covered by a soft gray moss, pleasant to tread upon.
She was nearest her mother's heart, and so she happened to tread upon it.
When you are gone, I could fall upon the grass you tread upon, and kiss it.
Upon the two bridges they crush past you, careless if they tread upon you or force you into the mud.
I tread upon the hearts of men and my power is above the power of kings!
To feel that he was near her, to tread upon the ground in which she rested!
And she loathes you, whereas I worship the ground you tread upon.
If one of them happened to tread upon an insect when setting out on a journey, he would proceed no further.
I stand like Moses and see the land before me, yet may not tread upon it.
Old English tredan (class V strong verb; past tense træd, past participle treden), from Proto-Germanic *tredanan (cf. Old Frisian treda, Middle Dutch treden, Old High German tretan, German treten, Gothic trudan, Old Norse troða).
early 13c., from tread (v.); in reference to automobile tires, it is recorded from 1906.