manhandle

verb
man·​han·​dle | \ ˈman-ˌhan-dᵊl How to pronounce manhandle (audio) \
manhandled; manhandling; manhandles

Definition of manhandle

transitive verb

1 : to handle roughly
2 : to move or manage by human force manhandled the posts into place

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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 on the Web The Celtics again let Miami manhandle them, play with more physicality and desperation. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 22 May 2022 Led by the Tigers running game and defense, Auburn should easily bounce back this week and manhandle Georgia State in Jordan-Hare. Joseph Goodman | Jgoodman@al.com, al, 23 Sep. 2021 Darrisaw has the power and fast-twitchiness needed to manhandle most NFL edge players. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, 26 Apr. 2021 Darrisaw has the power and fast-twitchiness needed to manhandle most NFL edge players. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, 26 Apr. 2021 Coming full circle then, all software code is composed of data and all software runs on data… and, further, some software works to manage, maintain, move and occasionally manhandle data. Adrian Bridgwater, Forbes, 11 May 2021 Darrisaw has the power and fast-twitchiness needed to manhandle most NFL edge players. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, 26 Apr. 2021 Darrisaw has the power and fast-twitchiness needed to manhandle most NFL edge players. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, 26 Apr. 2021 The combination of his long strides on drives and three-point shooting ability is a dangerous one, that often sees defenses try to manhandle him. Morten Jensen, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of manhandle

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of manhandle was in 1851

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Dictionary Entries Near manhandle

Mangyan

manhandle

man-harness knot

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Last Updated

29 May 2022

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“Manhandle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manhandle. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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