re·tread • v. / rēˈtred/ 1. (past -trod; past part. -trod·den) [tr.] go back over (a path or one's steps): they never retread the same ground.2. (past and past part. -tread·ed) [tr.] put a new tread on (a worn tire).• n. / ˈrēˌtred/ a tire that has been given a new tread. ∎ inf. a person retrained for new work or recalled for service. ∎ inf. a superficially altered version of an original: a retread of the 30s romantic comedy.