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
Some demonstrators say they are picked up by security forces who manhandle them and hold them in overcrowded detention centers.
For the second time this season, Nova manhandled the Marlins in a 3-1 Pirates victory on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park.
A chance encounter with a serving woman being manhandled by a pair of rogues sets him off on his road trip to London.
Last week's report of a longtime Washington journalist saying he was manhandled by security guards and ejected from a Federal Communications Commission meeting for asking questions suddenly seems quaint.
As Michael Calderone notes at HuffPost, journalists across the country have reported being threatened, arrested, and manhandled in the last three weeks, part of a pattern that stretches back to Trump’s rallies in 2016.
Earlier this month, the security detail for Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price manhandled a reporter in West Virginia who was was asking questions of Price regarding coverage for domestic violence in the American Health Care Act.
Berrios, utilizing a nasty curveball, manhandled the Rockies for 7⅔ innings, allowing Colorado two paltry singles and striking out 11, the most by any Twins pitcher this season.
A little less than a month ago, Reservoir manhandled River Hill and picked apart Mann, who took the loss in an 8-1 defeat.
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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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