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manhandle

verb

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1 to abuse physically
  • charges that the police manhandled peaceful protesters

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2 to inflict physical or emotional harm upon
  • if you see anyone manhandling a child, you should call the authorities

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The first known use of manhandle was in 1851

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“Manhandle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/manhandle. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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