Meaning of KNEAD in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈnēd ]

transitive verb

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

Date: before 12th century


a. : to work and press into a mass with or as if with the hands

knead ing dough

b. : to manipulate or massage with a kneading motion

knead ed sore neck muscles

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

• knead·able ˈnē-də-bəl adjective

• knead·er noun

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