To knead something is to mix it with your hands and squeeze it until it's soft. You might knead dough to make bread, or you might knead dough to make dough balls.

  • The dough needs to be kneaded for about 10 minutes to be properly elastic.

  • The dough needs to be kneaded for about 15 minutes to be properly elastic.

Definition of kneading


To work and press into a mass, usually with the hands; especially, to work, as by repeated pressure with the knuckles, into a well mixed mass, the materials of bread, cake, etc.


To treat or form as if by kneading; to beat.


(of cats) To make an alternating pressing motion with the two front paws.


To mix thoroughly; form into a homogeneous compound.


The process by which something is kneaded.

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Example Sentences for kneading

  • 1

    Is it easy to knead the seat

  • 2

    Add the yeast to the dough and knead.

  • 3

    I knead the ball and scored.

  • 4

    I'd rather knead the plate instead.

  • 5

    The mixture is kneaded and then shaped like a palm.

  • 6

    Add a dash of salt and knead the mass well.

  • 7

    He kneads the pillow and goes back to sleep.

  • 8

    The kneading is continued until the product is crystallized and particulate.

  • 9

    After decantation, the organic mass of pigment is kneaded and dried.

  • 10

    Another method is to knead the dough under pressure in an extruder.