Meaning of knead

knead

Pronunciation: (nēd), [key]
— 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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