verb \ˈnēd\

: 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

transitive verb
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>
:  to form or shape by or as if by kneading
knead·able \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


verb \ˈnēd\

Definition of KNEAD for Kids

:  to work and press into a mass with or as if with the hands <You must knead the dough before baking.>
:  2massage
knead·er noun


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