[v] treat manually, as with massage, in physiotherapy
[v] hold something in one's hands and move it
[v] control (others or oneself) or influence skillfully, usually to one's advantage; "She manipulates her boss"; "She is a very controlling mother and doesn't let her children grow up"; "The teacher knew how to keep the class in line"; "she keeps in line"
[v] manipulate in a fraudulent manner; of prices
[v] influence or control shrewdly or deviously; "He manipulated public opinion in his favor."
[v] fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"
control, cook, fake, falsify, fudge, keep in line, misrepresent, pull strings, pull wires, rig, wangle