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Another word for knead

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Verb
  1. To handle in a way so as to mix, form, and shape

      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
      1. To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner:
      2. To influence or manage shrewdly or deviously:
      3. To tamper with or falsify for personal gain:
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    touch

Another word for knead

Verb
      1. To apply pressure and friction to (a surface).
      2. To clean, polish, or manipulate by the application of pressure and friction.
      3. To apply to a surface firmly and with friction:
      1. To exert steady weight or force against:
      2. To move by applying pressure:
      3. To squeeze or clasp in fondness or concern:
      1. To combine or mix (different substances) so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another:
      2. To combine (varieties or grades of the same substance) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency:
      3. To combine (different elements) into a single entity:
      1. To supply with air or expose to the circulation of air:
      2. To expose to oxygen, as in the oxygenation of the blood by respiration.
      3. To supply or charge (liquid) with a gas, especially to charge with carbon dioxide.
      1. To bend over or double up so that one part lies on another part:
      2. To make compact by doubling or bending over parts:
      3. To bring from an extended to a closed position:
      1. To wind together (two or more threads, for example) so as to produce a single strand.
      2. To form in this manner:
      3. To wind or coil (vines or rope, for example) about something.
      1. To change or make different; modify:
      2. To adjust (a garment) for a better fit.
      3. To castrate or spay (an animal, such as a cat or a dog).
      1. The characteristic surface configuration of a thing; an outline or contour:
      2. Spatial form, contour, or appearance:
      3. The body or outward appearance of a person or an animal:
      1. To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner:
      2. To influence or manage shrewdly or deviously:
      3. To tamper with or falsify for personal gain:
      1. To press hard on or together; compress:
      2. To press gently, as in affection:
      3. To exert pressure on, as by way of extracting liquid:
      1. The rubbing or kneading of parts of the body especially to aid circulation, relax the muscles, or provide sensual stimulation.
      2. An act or instance of such rubbing or kneading.
      3. To give a massage to.
      1. To join together, as by molding or twisting.
      2. To double over (cloth, for example).
      3. A layer, as of doubled-over cloth or of paperboard.
      1. To combine or blend into one mass or mixture:
      2. To create or form by combining ingredients:
      3. To add (an ingredient or element) to another:
      1. Physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something:
      2. Such effort or activity by which one makes a living; employment:
      3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood: