Definitions

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  • v. To tread over or upon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To tread over or upon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To step over; step beyond; trample on; crush.
  • n. The act or fact of treading over; a trampling upon.

Etymologies

Anglo-Saxon oferiredan. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I mean, I did a Cinderella retelling I'm damn proud of a couple of days ago, and that's got to be one of the worst fairy tales for overtread territory.

    Orphan's Thoughts

  • Not for a long time has anybody been rash enough to break the pact and overtread the bounds. "

    The Queen of Air and Darkness

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