knead

[ need ]
/ nid /

verb (used with object)

to work (dough, clay, etc.) into a uniform mixture by pressing, folding, and stretching.
to manipulate by similar movements, as the body in a massage.
to make by kneading: to knead bread.
to make kneading movements with: She kneaded her fist into her palm.

Origin of knead

before 950; Middle English kneden, Old English cnedan; cognate with German kneten, Dutch kneden

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knead

/ (niːd) /

verb (tr)

to work and press (a soft substance, such as bread dough) into a uniform mixture with the hands
to squeeze, massage, or press with the hands
to make by kneading

Derived Forms

kneader, noun

Word Origin for knead

Old English cnedan; related to Old Saxon knedan, Old Norse knotha
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