"work the clay until it is soft"
manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes;
"She rubbed down her child with a sponge"
- The little boy kneaded the dough into a ball.
- Pizza dough must be knead for five minutes.
- After she kneaded his muscles, he felt very comfortable.
- Having been long sitting there, I have to knead the lame muscles of my legs.
The Italian mama kneading the pasta.出自： S. Orbach