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verb [transitive]     massage pronunciation in American English
/məˈsɑʒ/
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present tense
I/you/we/theymassage
he/she/itmassages
present participlemassaging
past tensemassaged
past participlemassaged
  1. 1
    to press, squeeze, and rub someone’s body in order to reduce pain in their muscles or to make them relax
    1. a.
      to rub something into your skin or hair
  2. 2
    to change numbers or information in order to make a situation seem better than it really is

    an attempt to massage sales figures

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