how to pronounce retread


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retread is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of retread


  1. To tread again, to walk along again, to follow a path again.
  2. To replace the traction-providing surface of a vehicle that employs tires, tracks or treads.
  3. To renew the tread of a tyre, providing a cheap, and possibly dangerous, product.


  1. A person who re-entered military service in World War Two after serving in World War One.
  2. A used tire whose surface, the tread, has been replaced to extend its life and use.
  3. A return over ground previously covered; a retraversal or repetition.

retread frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word retread occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics retread can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that retread can be often used in the following areas:

1) transport and travel;

words with pronunciation similar to retread


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