manhandle

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verb man·han·dle \ˈman-ˌhan-dəl\

Definition of manhandle

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to handle roughly

  3. 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.

1851

First Known Use of manhandle

1851


MANHANDLE Defined for English Language Learners

manhandle

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verb man·han·dle \ˈman-ˌhan-dəl\

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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