Definition of Tread on
1. Verb. Place or press the foot on. "He stepped on the hem of her long gown"
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Literary usage of Tread on
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1. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1904)
"... where •pout jets of water upon the concealed springs were made to visitors. blood Into their eves durst come to tread on him. ..."
2. The Beauties of England and Wales, Or, Delineations, Topographical by John Britton, Edward Wedlake Brayley, Joseph Nightingale, James Norris Brewer, John Evans, John Hodgson, Francis Charles Laird, Frederic Shoberl, John Bigland, Thomas Rees, Thomas Hood, John Harris (1816)
"cover part of the grand mosaic platform, we tread on the wreck of Uie most glorious work in England; venerable through age, costly in its materials, ..."
3. Collection of the Most Celebrated Voyages and Travels from the Discovery of by Forster, R. P (1818)
"... the animal spirit appeared to have, in correspondence with the body, shaken off a load of chains; and as I walked along, I seemed to tread on air. ..."