knead

verb \ ˈnēd \

Definition of knead

transitive verb
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
2 :to form or shape by or as if by kneading

kneadable

play \ˈnē-də-bəl\ adjective

kneader

noun

Examples of knead in a Sentence

  1. Knead the dough until it is smooth.

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Origin and Etymology of knead

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


KNEAD Defined for English Language Learners

knead

verb

Definition of knead for English Language Learners

  • : 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


KNEAD Defined for Kids

knead

verb \ ˈnēd \

Definition of knead for Students

kneaded; kneading
1 :to work and press into a mass with or as if with the hands
  • You must knead the dough before baking.

kneader

noun

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