- 1manhandle somebody to push, pull, or handle someone roughly Bystanders claim they were manhandled by security guards. They were manhandled into a waiting truck.
- 2manhandle something + adv./prep. to move or lift a heavy object using a lot of effort synonym haul They were trying to manhandle an old sofa across the road.
NAmE//ˈmænˌhændl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they manhandle
he / she / it manhandles
past simple manhandled
-ing form manhandling