Fortread meaning

(obsolete) To tread down; tread under foot; trample upon; crush; destroy by trampling.
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Origin of fortread

  • From Middle English fortreden, from Old English fortredan (“to tread down, trample on”), from Proto-Germanic *fra- + Proto-Germanic *tredaną, *trudaną (“to trample”), equivalent to for- +‎ tread. Compare Dutch vertreden (“to trample”). More at for-, tread.
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