Definition of manhandle
- manhandled the posts into place
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.
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: to move (something) by using rough force
: to treat (someone) in a rough or physically harmful way
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