Fools rush in where angels fear to tread - This idiom is used where people who are inexperienced or lack knowledge do something that more informed people would avoid.
Tread on someone's toes - If you tread on someone's toes, you upset them, especially if you do something that they should be in charge of.
Tread the boards - When someone treads the boards, they perform on stage in a theatre.
Tread water - If someone is treading water, they are making no progress.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. treden, AS. tredan,; akin to OFries. treda, OS. tredan, D. & LG. treden, G. treten, OHG. tretan, Icel. troa, Sw. tråda, träda, Dan. træde, Goth. trudan, and perhaps ultimately to F. tramp,; cf. Gr. a running, Skr. dram, to run. Cf. Trade Tramp Trot
She could hear his tread marching into her life, and could see his face.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
Presently, she heard Ebenezer's slow tread coming upstairs.
"The Secret of the Storm Country" by Grace Miller White
With measured tread it was walking slowly toward us!
"The White Invaders" by Raymond King Cummings
Be careful how you tread, these steps are abominable.
"Three People" by Pansy
Where the bow of the tramp had been there were colossal treads now visible.
"Morale" by Murray Leinster
The tread of the company grew louder, but the night was otherwise still.
"Before the Dawn" by Joseph Alexander Altsheler
He used to look round and then turn no more his head, because he knew a frightful fiend did close behind him tread.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
Mr. Dean has no such softness, and enters the nursery with the tread and gaiety of an ogre.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
It was the watchman's tread that broke the spell.
""Wee Tim'rous Beasties"" by Douglas English
Lyman found Warren almost in hysterical glee, treading air up and down the office.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
I shall tread, another year,
Ways I walked with Grief,
Past the dry, ungarnered ear
And the brittle leaf.
"Paths" by Dorothy Parker
Hath your God no rod,
That ye tread so light?
Man on us as God,
God as man hath trod,
Trod us down with might.
"Christmas Antiphones" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
"But there's young Jamie o' Blackhill,
A better man than he,
He lo'es the very yird ye tread,
My bonnie Mary Lee.
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
They leave these blond still days
In dust behind their tread
They see with living eyes
How long they have been dead.
"Through These Pale Cold Days" by Isaac Rosenberg
Quickly earth's jewels disappear;
The turf, whereon I tread,
Ere autumn blanch another year,
May rest above my head.
"Autumn" by Mary Baker Eddy
When I can say, "My God is mine,"
When I can feel thy glories shine,
I tread the world beneath my feet,
And all that earth calls good or great.
"Hymn 16 Part 2" by Isaac Watts
Treading Water For 12 Hours.
Life Lessons from the Pool, from Diving in to Treading Water .
Treading water with upside down mortgages.
After finally treading through deep water in the first two-thirds of their schedule, the Pleasantville Trojans football squad is looking to raise the "W" flag tonight against Southeast Warren.
YANGON , Myanmar — When President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Yangon Monday he will be treading on ground heavy with political and historical significance.
A Big Vat for Treading Grapes.
STO-Rosneft Tread Gently in Arctic.
Good tread, 2 tires, $70.00 802368-7764.
The Leaders Are Treading Carefully.
Camper shoe brand is expanding its tread in Vancouver.
Obama, Romney campaigns tread carefully during storm.
Tread carefully on fiscal cliff.
In addition, Bobcat has tread designs available to suit a variety of applications.
We've cautioned readers in the past to tread carefully when entering into grain purchase contracts because of the grain market's entrance into the big business world.
Ventech USA's Pneuscan ATM is an automatic system that uses sensor technologies to quickly and accurately measure pressure and tread depth.
Even within this framework, as we will see, we are treading on dangerous ground.
The Utility of Quantum Field Theory
These monomials will be treaded simply as non commutative words.
Coassociative grammar, periodic orbits and quantum random walk over Z
And where nonlinear equations are involved, one has to tread with caution, especially since no analytical solution of the dynamic problem exists in the case of spherically symmetric accretion.
Implications of nonlinearity for spherically symmetric accretion
Surface tank treading: Propulsion of purcell’s toroidal swimmer.
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
For a “formal theory” of decision (formal decision process view) that criterion will suﬃce: a decision is a tread of actions which conforms one of the possible alternatives of a pre-existing grammar for decision making processes.
Informal Control code logic