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"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 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.

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 repeated hand movements, in order to reduce stiffness or pain in that person's joints or muscles: She massaged his aching neck.
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 masaje, 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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“massage” in American English

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