Knead

Definition of Knead

Pronunciation: nēd
v. t.1.To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; esp., to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, as the materials of bread, cake, etc.; as, to knead dough.
[imp. & p. p. Kneaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Kneading.]
The kneading, the making of the cake, the heating of the oven, and the baking.
- Shak.
2.Fig.: To treat or form as by kneading; to beat.
I will knead him : I'll make him supple.
- Shak.
3.To press repeatedly with the hands or knuckles, sometimes with a twisting or squeezing motion; - performed for example on the body of a person as a form of massage.
Kneading trough
a trough or tray in which dough is kneaded.
- Ex. viii. 3.
v. i.1.To perform movements like kneading, with the paws; - said of cats, which may knead{3} a master's body when stroked, presumably a sign of contentment; as, a cat kneading and purring in his master's lap.

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