Definition of Manhandle

1. Verb. Handle roughly. "I was manhandled by the police"

Generic synonyms: Handle, Palm



Definition of Manhandle

1. v. t. To move, or manage, by human force without mechanical aid; as, to manhandle a cannon.

Definition of Manhandle

1. Verb. (nautical) ,(transitive) To move something heavy without aid of levers, pulleys or machine ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To assault or beat up a person ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To mishandle; to handle roughly; to mangle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manhandle

1. [v -DLED, -DLING, -DLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manhandle

mangosteen tree
mangosteens
mangrove
mangrove family
mangrove fly
mangrove snapper
mangroves
mangs
mangu
mangue
mangy
manhaden
manhadens
manhair
manhairs
manhandle (current term)
manhandled
manhandles
manhandling
manhattans
manhead
manhole
manhole cover
manholes
manhoods
manhua
manhuas
manhunt

Literary usage of Manhandle

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1. Saving the Tsars' Palaces by Christopher Morgan, Irina Orlova (2005)
"There was by now only a handful of curators and staff remaining in the palace and how these few managed to manhandle such heavy statues and vases into the ..."

2. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"... into the very bedchamber where Bonaparte slept, and manhandle him bodily away down through some of the nearest hollows, before any one was the wiser ? ..."

3. The Road by Jack London (1907)
"They had us cornered in the car, and they were going to come in and manhandle us. They started. I didn't kick anybody in the face. ..."

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