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 fluttering notes of the title track translate into 12 minutes on the massage table at God’s day spa.Maybe go stare at a tree and listen to Anna von Hausswolff play the pipe organ|Chris Richards|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
Not only is this a recliner chair, it allows for 360 degree swivel rotation, becomes a 30 degree rocking chair, and has vibration massage function with heat.
I transfer the crumbs to a bowl to cool, add freshly grated Parmesan cheese and massage with my hands.Homemade, seasoned breadcrumbs add crunch and flavor to pastas, vegetables and more|Jesse Szewczyk|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
Several of Epstein’s accusers have said they were recruited by Maxwell while they were underage to give Epstein sexual massages.Ghislaine Maxwell deposition portrays her as combative, loyal defender of sex offender Epstein|Rosalind Helderman, Shayna Jacobs, Beth Reinhard, Devlin Barrett|October 22, 2020|Washington Post
A massage gun can sometimes feel like an intimidating way to attack sore muscles but they work wonders on the toughest spots.
I hear the massagist slapping a lazy fellow who is being rubbed with ointment.Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae|Jennie Hall