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manhandle

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verb man·han·dle \ˈman-ˌhan-dəl\

Simple Definition of manhandle

  • : to move (something) by using rough force

  • : to treat (someone) in a rough or physically harmful way

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of manhandle

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to handle roughly

  3. 2 :  to move or manage by human force <manhandled the posts into place>

Examples of manhandle in a sentence

  1. They manhandled the heavy boxes onto the truck.

  2. She manhandled the posts into place.

  3. He was manhandling the boy.

  4. He says he was manhandled by the police.



1851

First Known Use of manhandle

1851

Rhymes with manhandle



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