verb (used with object), mas·saged, mas·sag·ing.
- to manipulate, maneuver, or handle skillfully: to massage a bill through the Senate.
- to manipulate, organize, or rearrange (data, figures, or the like) to produce a specific result, especially a favorable one: The auditors discovered that the company had massaged the books.
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Origin of massage
OTHER WORDS FROM massagemas·sag·er, mas·sag·ist, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH massagemassage , message
Example sentences from the Web for massage
The persimmons hang, undisturbed, for a week to dry slightly before the massaging begins, though “massage” may be a bit of an overstatement.
I’ve tested plenty of full-size, mega-powered massage guns over the years, but this miniature tool is the one I reach for most because it’s simple to use, with a single button to turn it on and toggle between three power settings.
Given you can’t show up at your bestie’s place and give them a deep tissue massage in person this year, gift them the next best thing.
Bowling said she has always been inclined to shop at local businesses, but watching her daughter-in-law struggle to keep her massage shop afloat during the pandemic has made her even more determined to buy from small operators.Small Business Saturday spotlights pandemic-inspired entrepreneurship|Emily Davies|November 28, 2020|Washington Post
It has two different levels of massage intensities and modes to keep you relaxed while you work.Great office chairs to stop the slump and create comfort|PopSci Commerce Team|November 24, 2020|Popular Science
It massages the weak ruptured parts as well as a skilled hand-massager could, as well as could be done at a hospital.Cluthe's Advice to the Ruptured|Chas. Cluthe & Sons