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knead

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verb \ˈnēd\

Simple Definition of knead

  • : to prepare (dough) by pressing a mixture of flour, water, etc., with your hands

  • : to press and squeeze (a person's muscles) with your hands

Full Definition of knead

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to work and press into a mass with or as if with the hands <kneading dough> b :  to manipulate or massage with a kneading motion <kneaded sore neck muscles>

  3. 2 :  to form or shape by or as if by kneading

knead·able play \ˈnē-də-bəl\ adjective
knead·er noun

Examples of knead

  1. Knead the dough until it is smooth.



Origin of knead

Middle English kneden, from Old English cnedan; akin to Old High German knetan to knead


First Known Use: before 12th century


KNEAD Defined for Kids

knead

play
verb \ˈnēd\

Definition of knead

knead·edknead·ing

  1. 1 :  to work and press into a mass with or as if with the hands <You must knead the dough before baking.>

  2. 2 :  2massage

knead·er noun



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