knead [need] /nid/ Show IPA
verb (used with object)
to work (dough, clay, etc.) into a uniform mixture by pressing, folding, and stretching.
to manipulate by similar movements, as the body in a massage.
to make by kneading:
to knead bread.
to make kneading movements with:
She kneaded her fist into her palm.
before 950; Middle English kneden, Old English cnedan; cognate with German kneten, Dutch kneden
reknead, verb (used with object)