A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to work into a mass)
a. amasar (dough)
I kneaded the dough for the bread.Amasé la masa para el pan.
b. trabajar
I softened the clay by kneading it in my hands for a few minutes before I began to shape the vase.Ablandé la arcilla al trabajarla con las manos por unos minutos antes de comenzar a dar forma al florero.
c. sobar (dough) (Southern Cone)
Regionalism used in Spain
Empanadas turn out better when you knead the dough with your hands instead of a machine.Las empanadas quedan mejor si se soba la masa con las manos en lugar de con una máquina.
2. (to massage)
a. masajear
It felt so good to have someone knead my tense shoulders.Se sintió tan rico que me masajearan los hombros tensos.
b. dar un masaje a
After the marathon, the masseur kneaded my feet.Después del maratón, el masajista me dio un masaje en los pies.
c. sobar
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
The masseuse kneaded my calf to loosen the cramp.La masajista me sobó la pantorrilla para aliviar el calambre.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (dough)
a. amasar
2. (muscles)
a. masajear, dar un masaje a
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knead [niːd]
transitive verb
[+dough] amasar; sobar; [+clay] amasar; trabajar; [+muscle] masajear; dar masaje a;
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