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Tree \Tree\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Treed; p. pr. & vb. n. Treeing.]

  1. To drive to a tree; to cause to ascend a tree; as, a dog trees a squirrel.
    --J. Burroughs.

  2. To place upon a tree; to fit with a tree; to stretch upon a tree; as, to tree a boot. See Tree, n.,

  1. plant or covered with trees. v

  2. (en-past of: tree)


adj. forced to turn and face attackers; "a stag at bay"; "she had me cornered between the porch and her car"; "like a trapped animal" [syn: at bay(p), cornered, trapped]

Usage examples of "treed".

It was old Keiser, and he had something treed about a mile from the house, across a ridge over in some slashes.

Here, it had treed, and in a silly little bush barely taller than Tallon.

She was barking treed when he caught up with her, the critter cowering not far overhead.

Ken had a job on his hands: two almost full-grown lions to be kept treed without hounds, without a gun, without help from a companion.

The idea of Ken keeping those big cougars treed with a club was almost too ridiculous to consider, yet all the same it was true.

Bud growled away in the bass but Lucy treed him and held him growling in discomfiture out upon a limb until the end of the piece cut him down.

An extraordinary number of these, treed and carefully kept, was ranged on two long low shelves against the wall.

They then returned their attention to their isolated, treed quarry who, despite his wishes, had not been forgotten.

The hills gave way to a broad, shallow valley, treed at its base where a stream twisted its way northward.

Wicker and hide dwellings rose from the forest floor along the base of a lightly treed slope directly behind the wizard, whilst before himto the southwere the dun-coloured humps of rounded tipis.

To the right rose a high, raw mass of rock, treed on top, leaning out towards the lakeshore.

A wolf or a treed cat would show more agitation than this man is showing, an ear twitch, a shifting in the eyes, a little curl along the gums.

It is to be found in the middle of a black treed forest west of the Vilarian Mountains.

Grand Avenue cuts through the very heart of the city, from 71st Street all the way to the harbourfront, and although it is eight lanes wide, with a treed boulevard running down the middle, the Avenue feels claustrophobic and narrow.