Definition of manhandle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    manhandle

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈmænhændl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænhændl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they manhandle
    BrE BrE//ˈmænhændl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænhændl//
     
    he / she / it manhandles
    BrE BrE//ˈmænhændlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænhændlz//
     
    past simple manhandled
    BrE BrE//ˈmænhændld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænhændld//
     
    past participle manhandled
    BrE BrE//ˈmænhændld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænhændld//
     
    -ing form manhandling
    BrE BrE//ˈmænhændlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmænhændlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1manhandle somebody to push, pull or handle somebody roughly Bystanders claim they were manhandled by security guards. They were manhandled into a waiting truck.
  2. 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.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: manhandle