Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. Archaic To go back over (one's course); retrace.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To retread (one's steps) in the opposite direction; to walk back.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To tread back; to retrace.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To tread back; go back through in the same steps; retrace.

Etymologies

un- +‎ tread (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There are moments when I would untread the paths that I have trod.

    Hunger

  • The question was formally debated before the Council, whether, even at this point, they should untread their steps, and, throwing themselves upon the Czarina's mercy, return to their old allegiance?

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers — Volume 1

  • Council, whether, even at this point, they should untread their steps, and, throwing themselves upon the Czarina's 30 mercy, return to their old allegiance.

    De Quincey's Revolt of the Tartars

  • MARK > ALL READ many time (by mistake) I click over ALL READ, which is very inconvenient, because it resets the untread mark on all notes.

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  • Whore ii the horfe, that doth untread zg9Aik His tedious meafure wi'th 'uabated Ate,

    The Works of Shakespeare: Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected

  • Sai We do believe thee; and be (hrew my fowl But I do love the favour and the form Of this moft fair occafion, by the which We will untread the fteps of damned flighty And, like a bated and retired jQood,

    Works

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