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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of massage.

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Examples

  • Nearly everything was 'massaged' to make it appear better.

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  • I think they were so happy when anybody showed up in those days, wanting to get into the Marines, that they kind of massaged the numbers.

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  • Last year's revelation that some British scientists "massaged" their data for a published paper on the topic has been used by some (who have labeled it "Climategate") to cast doubt on the entire record of scientific research on global climate change.

    Terry Newell: Who Cares What the Experts Say? - The Democratization of Science

  • Plus the strong inferences that data has been "massaged" to give the correct results, and other data subject to Freedom of Information laws that they claimed has been "lost" has actually been deliberately deleted.

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  • Elections throughout this time period were "massaged" by organized crime lords like John Considine who desired a reasonable work environment for their clientele.

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  • Adam Price MP rightly points out that this is in fact the worst financial settlement for Wales since devolution, and that the UK government has "massaged" the figures.

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  • But of course, for those who are determined to propagate the view that our crime statistics have been "massaged" to tell a lie, and are therefore not credible, such research results do not exist.

    ANC Today

  • "But of course, for those who are determined to propagate the view that our crime statistics have been 'massaged' to tell a lie, and are therefore not credible, such research results do not exist."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • But of course, for those who are determined to propagate the view that our crime statistics have been "massaged" to tell a lie, and are therefore not credible, such research results do not exist.

    ANC Today

  • Indeed, they would not hesitate to assert that the results obtained by Macro International have also been "massaged" or are not credible, for other reasons they would adduce.

    ANC Today

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