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massage

verb [T] uk   /ˈmæs.ɑːʒ/ us    /məˈsɑːʒ/

massage verb [T] (BODY)

to rub and press someone's body with regular repeated movements, in order to relax them or to reduce stiffness or pain in the joints (= places where two bones are connected) or muscles: Would you massage my shoulders?Physiotherapy, massage and osteopathyScratching and rubbing

massage verb [T] (FACTS/NUMBERS)

to try to make facts or numbers appear better than they really are in order to deceive someone: Television companies have been massaging their viewing figures in order to attract more advertising revenue.Faking and pretending

massage

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈmæs.ɑːʒ/ us    /məˈsɑːʒ/
the activity of rubbing or pressing parts of someone's body in order to make them relax or to stop their muscles hurting: a back/foot/head massage a qualified massage therapist She gave me a massage.Physiotherapy, massage and osteopathyScratching and rubbing
(Definition of massage from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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