Pronunciation: (nēd), [key]
1. to work (dough, clay, etc.) into a uniform mixture by pressing, folding, and stretching.
2. to manipulate by similar movements, as the body in a massage.
3. to make by kneading: to knead bread.
4. to make kneading movements with: She kneaded her fist into her palm.
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