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Noun
The rubbing and kneading of muscles and joints of the body with the hands, especially to relieve tension or pain
“The massage systems also reduce shoulder tension caused by prolonged sitting and cervical pain.”
Noun
A brief application of a piece of absorbent material to a surface
Noun
The use of facials, manicures, etc.
Noun
The act of rubbing
Noun
The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another
Noun
A quick, light touch with the hand
Verb
Knead body parts
“This treatment involves basking in a warm bath while more than 100 jets massage your body.”
Verb
To manipulate (data, a document etc) to make it more presentable or more convenient to work with
“In order to massage the statistics the definition of extremist criminal offences was changed.”
Verb
To praise too much
“… a candidate who knows that you have to massage the voters if you want to get elected.”
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(euphemistic) Denoting sexual relations, or lust
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To touch or stroke lovingly
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Cleanse
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To cause to believe what is untrue
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To act in a submissive manner
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To examine, or otherwise explore, (usually an area or organ of the human body) by feeling it
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To prepare for publication by correcting, rewriting, or updating
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To rub an oily or sticky substance over
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To put a layer of (something) on a surface
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To manipulate or influence an event
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