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Definition 1: make uniform - [verb of contact]

Samples where knead or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • knead dough
  • work the clay until it is soft

Synonyms for knead in the sense of this definition

(knead is a kind of ...) hold something in one's hands and move it

(... is a kind of knead ) knead to reach proper lightness

"proof dough"

(... is a kind of knead ) grind and knead

"masticate rubber"

(knead has a similar meaning as ...) prepare for crops

"Work the soil" "cultivate the land"

(knead has a similar meaning as ...) behave in a certain way when handled

"This dough does not work easily" "The soft metal works well"

Definition 2: manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes - [verb of contact]

Samples where knead or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She rubbed down her child with a sponge

Synonyms for knead in the sense of this definition

(knead is a kind of ...) hold something in one's hands and move it

(knead implies ...) move over something with pressure

"rub my hands" "rub oil into her skin"

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