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  1. treading

    Treading water or water treading is what a swimmer can do while in a vertical position to keep their head above the surface of the water, while not providing sufficient directional thrust to overcome inertia and propel the swimmer in any specific direction. As it expends less energy than traditional strokes, it is often used by swimmers to rest in between periods of exertion without having to leave the water. In figurative language, the expression "treading water" has become a metaphor for an effort expected to create motion, but which actually results in merely staying in one, possibly barely sustainable, place.

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  1. Treading

    of Tread

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  1. red giant

  2. redating

  3. gradient

  4. derating

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of treading in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of treading in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of treading in a Sentence

  1. This Is Spinal Tap:

    Marty This tasteless cover is a good indication of the lack of musical invention within. The musical growth of this band cannot even be charted. They are treading water in a sea of retarded sexuality and bad poetry.

  2. Alfred Victor Vigny:

    Perform your long and heavy task with energy, treading the path to which Fate has been pleased to call you.

  3. Warren West:

    With the markets treading, it's really reflecting what's happening in the general economy, the rest of the economy's not breaking out, so how can the market?

  4. Kim Forrest:

    We are treading water, everyone's waiting for the language to come out from the Fed.

  5. Confucius:

    Virtue is more to man than either water or fire. I have seen men die from treading on water and fire, but I have never seen a man die from treading the course of virtue.

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