[ US /ˈnid/ ]
[ UK /nˈiːd/ ]
  1. manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
    She rubbed down her child with a sponge
  2. make uniform
    work the clay until it is soft
    knead dough
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How To Use knead In A Sentence

  • I quit talking as his hands began to knead my tired, knotted muscles and one by one, I felt them all begin to slacken.
  • Add the remaining flour, bring mixture together and knead lightly until a dough is formed. The Sun
  • Knead the dough for three minutes.
  • Some of our co-passengers would head for the spa where the expert masseuse, depending on whether he or she wanted a Swedish or aromatherapy massage, would knead their knotted muscles.
  • Knead the mixture until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  • Continue adding the flour until the dough forms a kneadable ball. Buttermilk Cornmeal Bread with Fresh Chiles and Cheddar in Honor of International Women's Day
  • Some Indo-Europeanists believe that dwellings of PIE-speakers were built of something that would have been kneaded or mixed—mud, for example. The English Is Coming!
  • De-airing treatment improves plasticity and reduces lamination problems, but proper maturing and brief kneading after pugging will do the same. 4. Plastic clay forming
  • Turn it on to a lightly floured surface and gently knead four times. Times, Sunday Times
  • The world is glue, pitch, paste—always too pliant; a dough that softly kneads the kneader, and whispers to the hand the material absurdity that it should loosen its grip, renounce its labor.
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