obsolete To drive or extremely quickly; to burn rubber. Possibly connected to the adjective "tacky," referencing the effect of heat on rubber. I told him to tread tackie and we peeled out so fast that we left tracks on the pavement.
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tread tackiedrive or accelerate.
1989 Daily Dispatch By the time they finally trod tackie on the road out, a full week had gone by.
Tackies are plimsolls. The origin of the word is uncertain, though there may be a connection with the English adjective tacky , meaning ‘slightly sticky’, perhaps referring to the effect of extreme heat on the plimsolls' rubber soles.
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