English - Vietnamese Dictionary
massages|massaged|massagingmə'sɑːʒ /'mæs-Thesaurus Dictionary
+kneading and rubbing parts of the body to increase circulation and promote relaxation
+manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
+give a massage to
Advanced English Dictionary
1 rub-down, rub, manipulation, kneading:
I felt really relaxed after the massage and steam bath.
2 rub down, manipulate, knead, palpate:
She gently massaged my temples with her fingertips.
3 manipulate, handle, manoeuvre, Colloq finagle, Brit fiddle:
He massaged the figures to make it look as if the company was solvent.
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
+ noun [U, C] the action of rubbing and pressing a person's body with the hands to reduce pain in the muscles and joints: Massage will help the pain. + a back massage + to give sb a massage + massage oils + Once a week I have a sauna and a massage.
+ verb [VN]
1 to rub and press a person's body with the hands to reduce pain in the muscles and joints: He massaged the aching muscles in her feet. + (figurative) to massage sb's ego (= to make sb feel better, more confident, attractive, etc.)
2 to rub a substance into the skin, hair, etc: Massage the cream into your skin.
3 (disapproving) to change facts, figures, etc. in order to make them seem better than they really are: The government was accused of massaging the unemployment figures.
gentle, relaxing, soothing | vigorous | back, body, foot, full-body, neck | cardiac, heart
They managed to revive the injured driver with cardiac massage.
VERB + MASSAGE
have, receive | give sb
The physiotherapist gave me a massage to ease the pain.
MASSAGE + NOUN
She went to the massage parlour for a full-body massage. verb
firmly, vigorously | gently, lightly
Gently massage the cream into your skin.
He massaged her back with scented oil. Massage it lightly with your fingertips.
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