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trodden

[trod-n] /ˈtrɒd n/
verb
1.
a past participle of tread.
Related forms
well-trodden, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-trodden

well-trodden

adjective (well trodden when postpositive)
1.
(of a path, route, etc) much frequented or used by walkers, travellers, etc

trodden

/ˈtrɒdən/
verb
1.
a past participle of tread
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Word Origin and History for well-trodden
trodden
"that has been stepped on," 1545, from pp. of tread. The pp. was alt. from M.E. treden under infl. of M.E. pps. such as stolen from steal.
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