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American English: /məˈsɑʒ/
, /məˈsɑdʒ/
British English: /ˈmasɑː(d)ʒ/
, /məˈsɑː(d)ʒ/

Translation of massage in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 she massaged his neck
    le dio or le hizo un masaje en la nuca
    le masajeó la nuca
    to massage somebody's ego
    inflarle or alimentarle el ego a alguien
    Example sentences
    • You step into the specially designed bath and hundreds of revolving jets or water from nozzles massages the entire body from the feet to the neck.
    • No oils or lotions are used and the session usually lasts about 20 minutes as only the upper body is massaged.
    • Spend at least 5-10 minutes massaging the entire body and then relax for 5 minutes.
  • 2 (manipulate) (British)
    Example sentences
    • Jones, who massaged facts and refused to face questions, dodged responsibility to the last.
    • In order to massage the statistics the definition of extremist criminal offences was changed.
    • I mean, how many people know that examinations have never been an exact science, and that results have always been massaged and fiddled to fit?


countable and uncountable
  • to give somebody a massage
    darle un masaje a alguien
    a shoulder/foot massage
    un masaje en los hombros/en los pies
    (before noun) massage parlor or (British) parlour [euphemistic]
    salón (masculine) de relax [euphemistic]
    Example sentences
    • This plant will keep insects away when used in oil burners and in massage will relieve muscle tension.
    • You could learn massage to ease pain, for example, and support your partner in the different positions she may want to use during labour.
    • I'm not sure that massage would actually relieve the pain, but it would certainly make me feel better!
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