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manhandle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of manhandle

  1. 1 to abuse physically charges that the police manhandled peaceful protesters Synonyms of manhandle maltreat, maul, mishandle, rough (up) Words Related to manhandle abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, mistreat, misuse; roughhouse, wrestle; bash, batter, beat, buffet, drub, lambaste (or lambast), lick, pommel, pound, pummel, slap, thrash; harm, hurt, injure, wound; oppress, persecute, wrong; ambush, assail, attack; clobber, fight, gang up (on), hit, jump, knock; torment, torture Near Antonyms of manhandle caress, fondle, pet; coddle, mollycoddle, pamper; care (for), foster, nurture

  2. 2 to inflict physical or emotional harm upon if you see anyone manhandling a child, you should call the authorities Synonyms of manhandle brutalize, bully, ill-treat, ill-use, kick around, maltreat, abuse, mess over [slang], mishandle, mistreat, misuseWords Related to manhandle molest, outrage, violate; harass, harm, hurt, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture; burn, sandbag, victimize, wrong; beat (up), mess (up), rough (up), work (over)Near Antonyms of manhandle care (for), cherish, foster, nurture; baby, cater (to), coddle, favor, gratify, humor, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil



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