1.
to kick, to start throwing kicks
("zutreten" is about kicking with the intent of hurting someone. It sounds more "directed" and violent than just "treten". It can't take a direct object, so you cannot "zutreten" someone, grammatically. )
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to step to someone
("zutreten auf+Acc" - in the sense of stepping up to someone, usually in contexts of making contact. Not common at all in daily life. )
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Word Family

Root: *der-

This root is not 100% certain (in a a sense that etymologists feel like they don’t have enough evidence to call it a a certain “thing”), but the core idea of it would be:

walking, making steps

And it’s the origin of English to tread, trap and trip.

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