Definition of knead
- kneading dough
- kneaded sore neck muscles
Knead the dough until it is smooth.
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First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
: 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
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