manhandle

verb man·han·dle \ ˈman-ˌhan-dᵊl \
|Updated on: 24 Jul 2018

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

  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.

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First Known Use of manhandle

1851

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MANHANDLE Defined for English Language Learners

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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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