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Meaning of “massage” in the English Dictionary

"massage" in British English

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massageverb [T]

uk   /ˈmæs.ɑːʒ/  us   /məˈsɑːʒ/
  • massage verb [T] (FACTS/NUMBERS)

to ​try to make ​facts or ​numbersappearbetter than they really are in ​order to ​deceive someone: Television ​companies have been massaging ​theirviewingfigures in ​order to ​attract more ​advertisingrevenue.

massagenoun [C or U]

uk   /ˈmæs.ɑːʒ/  us   /məˈsɑːʒ/
(Definition of massage from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"massage" in American English

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massageverb [T]

 us   /məˈsɑʒ, -ˈsɑdʒ/
to ​rub or ​press someone’s ​body, usually with ​repeatedhandmovements, in ​order to ​reducestiffness or ​pain in that person's ​joints or ​muscles: She massaged his ​achingneck.
massage
noun [C/U]  us   /məˈsɑʒ, -ˈsɑdʒ/
[C] A massage would do ​wonders for my back.
(Definition of massage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “massage”
in Korean 마사지…
in Arabic تَدْليك…
in Malaysian mengurut…
in French masser…
in Russian массаж…
in Chinese (Traditional) 按摩身體, 按摩,推拿…
in Italian massaggio…
in Turkish masaj…
in Polish masaż…
in Spanish dar masajes, masajear…
in Vietnamese xoa bóp…
in Portuguese massagem…
in Thai นวด…
in German massieren…
in Catalan massatge…
in Japanese マッサージ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 按摩身体, 按摩,推拿…
in Indonesian mengurut…
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