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Noun: retread  'ree,tred
  1. A used automobile tire that has been remolded to give it new treads
    - recap
     
  2. Someone who is brought back to work in a job similar to one they had before; a worker that has been re-trained or re-positioned
    "In common with many of Obama's new front line, Richardson is also another Clinton retread."
Verb: retread (retrod,retrodden)  'ree,tred
  1. Use again in altered form
    "retread an old plot";
    - rework, make over
     
  2. Give new treads to (a tire)
    - remold [N. Amer], remould [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: retrod, retreads, retrodden, retreading

Type of: auto tire [N. Amer], automobile tire [N. Amer], car tire [N. Amer], car tyre [Brit], process, regenerate, renew, rubber [N. Amer], rubber tire [N. Amer], rubber tyre [Brit], work, work on

Encyclopedia: Retread