Meaning of KNEAD in English

KNEAD

— kneadable , adj. — kneadability , n. — kneader , n. — kneadingly , adv.

/need/ , v.t.

1. to work (dough, clay, etc.) into a uniform mixture by pressing, folding, and stretching.

2. to manipulate by similar movements, as the body in a massage.

3. to make by kneading: to knead bread.

4. to make kneading movements with: She kneaded her fist into her palm.

[ bef. 950; ME kneden, OE cnedan; c. G kneten, D kneden ]

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