verb (used with object)
- knebworth house,
- knee action,
- knee bend,
- knee brace
Origin of knead
Examples from the Web for knead
Mix together then knead to make a soft, smooth, elastic dough.
Pour in the chicken stock and knead with your hands until the bread is very moist, actually wet.
The chocolate is put in large conching machines that spin it though whirling blades to knead it for hours.
Beat it well, and knead it quite smooth; roll the paste very thin, and cut it into biscuits.
Take a lump of clay, about two and a half pounds, knead and pound it until all the air bubbles are worked out.The Child's Rainy Day Book|Mary White
If it is not stiff enough to roll out, knead in a little flour, if too stiff, put in a little water.
They grind and knead and shape clay into artistic pottery and then paint it with colors gleaned from the earth.I Married a Ranger|Dama Margaret Smith
Knead this until it is smooth and elastic and let it rise until double in bulk.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
Word Origin for knead
Old English cnedan "to knead," from Proto-Germanic *knedanan (cf. Old Saxon knedan, Middle Dutch cneden, Dutch kneden, Old High German knetan, German kneten, Old Norse knoða "to knead"). Originally a strong verb (past tense cnæd, past participle cneden).