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knead

 
 
pronunciation:
nid
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: kneads, kneading, kneaded
definition 1: to mix by pressing, folding, and pulling.
He kneaded the bread dough with his hands.
definition 2: to press, rub, or squeeze with the hands; massage.
She kneaded his shoulders to relax his sore muscles.
similar words:
massage, rub
derivation: kneader (n.)
Homophone Note
The words knead and need sound alike but have different meanings.