Definition of


  1. (verb, contact) manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
  2. (verb, contact) make uniform
    work the clay until it is soft

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Synonyms of Knead

massage, rub down, work

Alternate forms of Knead

Hyponyms: masticate, proof

Hypernyms: manipulate

Origin of the word Knead

  1. O.E. cnedan "to knead," from P.Gmc. *knedanan (cf. O.S. knedan, M.Du. cneden, Ger. kneten, O.N. kno?a "to knead"). Originally a strong verb (past tense cn?d, pp. cneden). more

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