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.
Recent Examples of manhandle from the Web
A man in a suit walked out on stage and proceeded to manhandle his bass guitar, producing the most atonal manic solo while sliding across the stage on one foot: Rockette Morton.
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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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