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1. tread

verb. ['ˈtrɛd'] tread or stomp heavily or roughly.

Synonyms

  • walk
  • treadle

Antonyms

  • retreat
  • gladden
  • move in

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Tread Down

  • abbottstown
  • abbotstown
  • run-down
  • mcquown
  • facedown
  • downtown
  • uptown
  • renown
  • mcgown
  • mccown
  • mccoun
  • frown
  • drown
  • crowne
  • crown
  • clown
  • browne
  • brown
  • towne
  • town
  • shoun
  • noun
  • lown
  • gown
  • downe
  • around

2. tread

verb. ['ˈtrɛd'] put down or press the foot, place the foot.

Synonyms

  • move
  • step on
  • go
  • locomote
  • tread on
  • travel

Antonyms

  • move out
  • stay
  • rest
  • buy

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. tread

noun. ['ˈtrɛd'] a step in walking or running.

Synonyms

  • walking
  • pace
  • walk
  • stride

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • follow
  • fall

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. tread

verb. ['ˈtrɛd'] brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center.

Antonyms

  • pull

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. tread

verb. ['ˈtrɛd'] crush as if by treading on.

Synonyms

  • squeeze
  • mash
  • crush
  • squelch

Antonyms

  • discontinue
  • refrain
  • closing
  • opening

Etymology

  • treden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tredan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. down

adverb. ['ˈdaʊn'] spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position.

Synonyms

  • downward
  • downwardly

Antonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly
  • up

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

7. down

adjective. ['ˈdaʊn'] being or moving lower in position or less in some value.

Synonyms

  • set
  • downbound
  • thrown
  • descending
  • behind
  • downfield
  • downward
  • weak
  • low
  • fallen

Antonyms

  • high
  • up
  • night school
  • disqualify

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

8. down

verb. ['ˈdaʊn'] drink down entirely.

Synonyms

  • toss off
  • belt down
  • drink down
  • bolt down
  • kill
  • imbibe
  • pour down
  • drink

Antonyms

  • imperceptible
  • smart
  • infallible
  • irregular

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

9. down

noun. ['ˈdaʊn'] soft fine feathers.

Synonyms

  • feather
  • plume
  • plumage
  • swan's down
  • plumule
  • goose down
  • down feather

Antonyms

  • depressurise
  • pressurise
  • depressurize
  • desynchronize

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)

10. down

verb. ['ˈdaʊn'] bring down or defeat (an opponent).

Synonyms

  • get the better of
  • defeat

Antonyms

  • untangled
  • powerful
  • tough

Etymology

  • doun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • dun (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dune (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • dún (Old Norse)
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