Thesaurus

manhandle

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of manhandle

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

Synonyms for manhandle

Words Related to manhandle

Near Antonyms for manhandle

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

Synonyms for manhandle

Words Related to manhandle

Phrases Synonymous with manhandle

Near Antonyms for manhandle

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about manhandle

Time Traveler for manhandle

Time Traveler

The first known use of manhandle was in 1851

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Manhandle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/manhandle. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on manhandle

Dictionary: Definition of manhandle

Nglish: Translation of manhandle for Spanish Speakers

Comments on manhandle

What made you want to look up manhandle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Namesakes Word Quiz

  • a citrus fruit possibly named after a person
  • Which of the following is a fruit named after a Moroccan seaport?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!