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  1. tread water(Verb)

    To remain afloat in the water without use of any buoyancy aid, by using kicking motions and hand motions.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tread water in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tread water in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Michael James:

    We're continuing to essentially tread water. Apple's numbers were phenomenal but yet the stock is down. Why is that? I think people were expecting a blowout quarter ... so it's kind of a sell-the-news situation.

  2. Andrew Schneider:

    A person has three choices in life. You can swim against the tide and get exhausted, or you can tread water and let the tide sweep you away, or you can swim with the tide, and let it take you where it wants you to go.

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