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knead

knead

 
 
pronunciation:
nid
features:
Word Combinations (verb), Homophone Note
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: kneaded, kneading, kneads
definition 1: to mix by pressing, folding, and pulling, esp. with the hands.
He will knead the dough until it is smooth.
definition 2: to manipulate by pressing, squeezing, or rubbing; massage.
She kneaded her tired muscles.
similar words:
massage, rub
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derivation: kneader (n.)
Homophone Note
The words knead and need sound alike but have different meanings.