What is knead?

  • (verb): Manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes.
    Synonyms: massage, rub down
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More definitions of "knead":

  • (verb): Make uniform.
    Example: "Knead dough"
    Synonyms: work

Famous quotes containing the word knead:

    Oh my swan, my drudge, my dear wooly rose,
    even a notary would notarize our bed
    as you knead me and I rise like bread.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me me.
    —G.C. (Georg Christoph)

    Nature in darkness groans
    And men are bound to sullen contemplation in the night:
    Restless they turn on beds of sorrow; in their inmost brain
    Feeling the crushing wheels, they rise, they write the bitter words
    Of stern philosophy & knead the bread of knowledge with tears & groans.
    William Blake (1757–1827)