manhandle


man·han·dle

verb \ˈman-ˌhan-dəl\

: to move (something) by using rough force

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

Full Definition of MANHANDLE

transitive verb
1
:  to handle roughly
2
:  to move or manage by human force <manhandled the posts into place>

Examples of MANHANDLE

  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.

First Known Use of MANHANDLE

1851

Rhymes with MANHANDLE

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