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  1. knead, work(verb)

    make uniform

    "knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"

  2. massage, rub down, knead(verb)

    manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes

    "She rubbed down her child with a sponge"

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  1. Knead(v. t.)

    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.

  2. knead(v. i.)

    To perform movements like kneading, with the paws; -- said of cats, which may knead 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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  1. knead(Verb)

    To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; especially, to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, the materials of bread, cake, etc.

  2. knead(Verb)

    To treat or form as if by kneading; to beat.

  3. knead(Verb)

    To make a an alternating pressing motion with the two front paws.

  4. Origin: kneden, from cnedan, from knedanan, from gnet- ‘to press together’ (cf. Old Prussian gnode ‘kneading trough’, Albanian ngjesh, Slovenian gnésti ‘to knead, press’), from ‘to ball up, pinch, compress’.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Knead(verb)

    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

  2. Knead(verb)

    fig.: To treat or form as by kneading; to beat

  3. Origin: [OE. kneden, As. cnedan; akin to D. kneden, G. kneten, Sw. knda, Icel. knoa; cf. OSlav. gnesti.]

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  1. Kaden, naked

  2. Kaden


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