Meaning of re-tread
Pronunciation: (rē-tred'), [key]
— -trod, -trod•den -trod, -tread•ing.
- to tread again.
Pronunciation: (v.rē-tred'n.rē'tred&sec), [key]
— v., n. -tread•ed, -tread•ing,
- to put a new tread on (a worn pneumatic tire casing) either by recapping or by cutting fresh treads in the smooth surface.
- to repeat or do over, esp. without the boldness or inventiveness of the original.
- a tire that has been retreaded.
- a person returned to active work after retirement, dismissal, etc.
- a person retrained for a new or more modern job or task.
- a repeating, reviving, or reworking of an old or familiar idea, presentation, story, etc., esp. when unimaginative or hackneyed; rehash: a boring retread of a classic movie.
- a person representing older or previous times, ideas, policies, etc., esp. when they are deemed passé or tiresome.
- retread (Thesaurus)