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ˈmænˌhæn dl, mænˈhæn dlman·han·dle

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  1. manhandleverb

    handle roughly

    "I was manhandled by the police"


  1. manhandleverb

    To assault or beat up a person

  2. manhandleverb

    To move something heavy by force of men, without aid of levers, pulleys, machine, or tackles.

    I see him—Tom—on horse-block standing,

  3. manhandleverb

    To assault or beat up a person.

    The polls were guarded by bullies who did not hesitate at command to manhandle any decent citizen indicated by the local leaders.

  4. manhandleverb

    To mishandle; to handle roughly; to mangle.

    She yells at people who manhandle the tomatoes or break the beans.

  5. manhandleverb

    To control by means of physical strength.

    Riders who succeed on this terrain are able to manhandle their bike as it rattles over the bumps.

  6. Etymology: *. From man, manual, or mangle


  1. manhandle

    Manhandle generally means to handle or treat someone roughly, typically by physical force. It often implies carelessness, violence or a lack of respect. Manhandling can refer to literally gripping a person forcefully, or more generally to any type of rough handling or mistreatment.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of manhandle in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of manhandle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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    A contempt
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