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 for To tread out
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Tread \Tread\, v. t.
     1. To step or walk on.
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              Forbid to tread the promised land he saw. --Prior.
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              Methought she trod the ground with greater grace.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     2. 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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     3. To go through or accomplish by walking, dancing, or the
        like. " I am resolved to forsake Malta, tread a pilgrimage
        to fair Jerusalem." --Beau. & Fl.
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              They have measured many a mile,
              To tread a measure with you on this grass. --Shak.
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     4. To crush under the foot; to trample in contempt or hatred;
        to subdue.
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              Through thy name will we tread them under that rise
              up against us.                        --Ps. xliv. 5.
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     5. To copulate with; to feather; to cover; -- said of the
        male bird. --Chaucer.
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     To tread out, to press out with the feet; to press out, as
        wine or wheat; as, to tread out grain with cattle or
        horses.
  
     To tread the stage, to act as a stageplayer; to perform a
        part in a drama.
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