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knead (NEED) (verb)
1. To mix and work into a uniform mass, as by folding, pressing, and stretching with the hands: Tammie said she had to get home so she could knead the dough for the bread that she would bake the next day.
2. To make or to shape by or as if by folding, pressing, and stretching with the hands: The artist had to knead the clay until it was smooth so he could create his sculpture.
3. To squeeze, press, or to roll with the hands, as in massaging: Shirley went to the physical therapist so he could knead her painful shoulder muscles.
kneed (NEED) (verb)
Having hit someone with the middle joint of the leg: In order to protect himself, Rodney kneed his attacker in the stomach.
need (NEED) (noun)
A condition or situation in which something is required or wanted: It was obvious that Earl's crops were in need of water.

Children have a special need for affection.

"I work as a baker," said Dusty Joe, "since I'm a cake maker and knead the dough."

—Ennis Rees, Pun Fun

Nathan will need to go to the massage therapist because he was accidentally kneed when he was playing football. He is convinced that it will feel good to have the therapist knead his back muscles for a while.

A unit related to: “need
(Greek > Modern Latin: abnormal reduction, decrease in, insufficient, deficiency. Originally, the meaning was poverty, need; sometimes it is erroneously or incorrectly rendered as -poenia)