Definition of manhandle
1 : to handle roughly
2 : to move or manage by human force <manhandled the posts into place>
Examples of manhandle in a sentence
They manhandled the heavy boxes onto the truck.
She manhandled the posts into place.
He was manhandling the boy.
He says he was manhandled by the police.
First Known Use of manhandle
MANHANDLE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of manhandle for English Language Learners
: to move (something) by using rough force
: to treat (someone) in a rough or physically harmful way
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