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Riser

One who rises, especially from sleep
A late riser.
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Tread

To walk on, over, or along
Tread the pavement.
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Riser

The vertical part of a stair step.
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Tread

To press beneath the feet; trample
Dirt that was trodden into the rug.
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Riser

A platform, as for elevating a group of people above a crowd, often arranged with similar platforms in tiers.
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Tread

To treat unjustly or harshly; oppress
People who were trodden down by tyrants.
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Riser

Someone or something which rises.
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Tread

To form by walking or trampling
Tread a path.
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Riser

A platform or stand used to lift or elevate something.
The choir stood on risers for the performance.
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Tread

To execute by walking or dancing
Tread a measure.
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Riser

The vertical part of a step on a staircase.
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Tread

To copulate with. Used of a male bird.
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Riser

(archery) The main body of a bow.
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Tread

To go on foot; walk.
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Riser

A vertical utility conduit, pipe or path between floors of a building for placement of cables (e.g. telephone, networking), or to convey fluids (e.g. gas, water).
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Tread

To set down the foot; step.
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Riser

A pipe connecting an individual exhaust port of an internal combustion engine to the muffler, particularly on aircraft.
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Tread

To trample something. Used with on or upon
Don't tread on the new grass.
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Riser

A Manx cat with a showable short tail.
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Tread

To treat someone or something unjustly or harshly. Used with on or upon
A regime treading upon the rights of the citizens.
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Riser

A strip of webbing joining a parachute's harness to the rigging lines.
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Tread

To copulate. Used of birds.
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Riser

A reservoir built into a metal casting mold to prevent the formation of cavities in the casting as the metal shrinks on cooling.
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Tread

The act, manner, or sound of treading.
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Riser

One who rises; as, an early riser.
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Tread

An instance of treading; a step.
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Riser

The upright piece of a step, from tread to tread.
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Tread

A mark made by treading, as in snow.
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Riser

A shaft excavated from below upward.
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Tread

The upper horizontal part of a step in a staircase.
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Riser

A person who rises (especially from bed);
He's usually a late riser
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Tread

The part of a wheel or tire that makes contact with the road or rails.
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Riser

A vertical pipe in a building
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Tread

The grooved face of a tire.
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Riser

Structural member consisting of the vertical part of a stair or step
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Tread

The part of a shoe sole that touches the ground.
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Tread

Either of the continuous ridged belts with which bulldozers, tanks, and certain other vehicles move over the ground.
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Tread

(intransitive) To step or walk (on or across something); to trample.
He trod back and forth wearily.
Don't tread on the lawn.
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Tread

(transitive) To step or walk upon.
Actors tread the boards.
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Tread

To proceed, to behave (in a certain manner).
To tread lightly, to tread gently
To tread carefully, to tread cautiously, to tread warily
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Tread

To beat or press with the feet.
To tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path
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Tread

To work a lever, treadle, etc., with the foot or the feet.
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Tread

To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, etc.
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Tread

To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.
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Tread

(intransitive) To copulate; said of (especially male) birds.
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Tread

To copulate with.
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Tread

(transitive) To crush grapes with one's feet to make wine
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Tread

A step taken with the foot.
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Tread

A manner of stepping.
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Tread

The sound made when someone or something is walking.
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Tread

(obsolete) A way; a track or path.
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Tread

The horizontal part of a step in a flight of stairs.
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Tread

The grooves carved into the face of a tire, used to give the tire traction.
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Tread

The grooves on the bottom of a shoe or other footwear, used to give grip or traction.
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Tread

(biology) The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.
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Tread

The act of avian copulation in which the male bird mounts the female by standing on her back.
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Tread

(fortification) The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.
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Tread

A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes, or strikes its feet together.
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Tread

To set the foot; to step.
Where'er you tread, the blushing flowers shall rise.
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
The hard stoneUnder our feet, on which we tread and go.
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Tread

To walk or go; especially, to walk with a stately or a cautious step.
Ye that . . . stately tread, or lowly creep.
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Tread

To copulate; said of birds, esp. the males.
One woe doth tread upon another's heel.
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Tread

To step or walk on.
Forbid to tread the promised land he saw.
Methought she trod the ground with greater grace.
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Tread

To beat or press with the feet; as, to tread a path; to tread land when too light; a well-trodden path.
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Tread

To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the like.
They have measured many a mile,To tread a measure with you on this grass.
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Tread

To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred; to subdue.
Through thy name will we tread them under that rise up against us.
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Tread

To copulate with; to feather; to cover; - said of the male bird.
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Tread

A step or stepping; pressure with the foot; a footstep; as, a nimble tread; a cautious tread.
She is coming, my own, my sweet;Were it ever so airy a tread,My heart would hear her and beat.
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Tread

Manner or style of stepping; action; gait; as, the horse has a good tread.
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Tread

Way; track; path.
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Tread

The act of copulation in birds.
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Tread

The upper horizontal part of a step, on which the foot is placed.
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Tread

The top of the banquette, on which soldiers stand to fire over the parapet.
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Tread

The part of a wheel that bears upon the road or rail.
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Tread

The chalaza of a bird's egg; the treadle.
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Tread

A bruise or abrasion produced on the foot or ankle of a horse that interferes. See Interfere, 3.
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Tread

A step in walking or running
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Tread

The grooved surface of a pneumatic tire
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Tread

The part (as of a wheel or shoe) that makes contact with the ground
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Tread

Structural member consisting of the horizontal part of a stair or step
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Tread

Put down or press the foot, place the foot;
For fools rush in where angels fear to tread
Step on the brake
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Tread

Tread or stomp heavily or roughly;
The soldiers trampled across the fields
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Tread

Crush as if by treading on;
Tread grapes to make wine
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Tread

Brace (an archer's bow) by pressing the foot against the center
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Tread

Apply (the tread) to a tire
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Tread

Mate with;
Male birds tread the females
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