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KNEAD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does knead mean? 

KNEAD (verb)
  The verb KNEAD has 2 senses:

1. make uniform
2. manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes

  Familiarity information: KNEAD used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


KNEAD (verb)


Sense 1knead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make uniform

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

knead; work

Context examples:

knead dough / work the clay until it is soft

Hypernyms (to "knead" is one way to...):

manipulate (hold something in one's hands and move it)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "knead"):

proof (knead to reach proper lightness)

masticate (grind and knead)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2knead [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

massage; knead; rub down

Context example:

She rubbed down her child with a sponge

Hypernyms (to "knead" is one way to...):

manipulate (hold something in one's hands and move it)

"Knead" entails doing...:

rub (move over something with pressure)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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