- 1knead something to press and stretch dough, wet clay, etc. with your hands to make it ready to use Add the water and knead the mixture well.
- 2knead something to rub and squeeze muscles, etc. especially to relax them or to make them less painful She gently kneaded the muscles in his back. Word Origin Old English cnedan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kneden and German kneten.
BrE BrE//niːd//; NAmE NAmE//niːd//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they knead
BrE BrE//niːd//; NAmE NAmE//niːd//he / she / it kneads
BrE BrE//niːdz//; NAmE NAmE//niːdz//past simple kneaded
BrE BrE//ˈniːdɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈniːdɪd//past participle kneaded
BrE BrE//ˈniːdɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈniːdɪd//-ing form kneading
BrE BrE//ˈniːdɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈniːdɪŋ//