"knead dough"; "work the clay until it is soft"
massage, rub down, knead(verb)
manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
"She rubbed down her child with a sponge"
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.
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.
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.
To treat or form as if by kneading; to beat.
To make a an alternating pressing motion with the two front paws.
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’.
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
fig.: To treat or form as by kneading; to beat
Origin: [OE. kneden, As. cnedan; akin to D. kneden, G. kneten, Sw. knda, Icel. knoa; cf. OSlav. gnesti.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
nēd, v.t. to work and press together into a mass, as flour into dough: to operate upon in massage: to mix.—ns. Knead′er; Knead′ing-trough, a trough for kneading. [A.S. cnedan; Ice. knoða, Ger. kneten, to knead.]
The numerical value of knead in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of knead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8