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synonyms for manhandle

  • maltreat
  • maul
  • mistreat
  • rough up
  • abuse
  • batter
  • beat
  • damage
  • handle
  • mangle
  • paw
  • pull
  • push
  • roughhouse
  • bung up
  • knock about
  • slap around
See also synonyms for: manhandling

antonyms for manhandle

MOST RELEVANT
  • protect
  • treat well
  • benefit
  • help
  • preserve
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How to use manhandle in a sentence

Following violence at a farmers’ protest venue in Delhi last year, police arrested and manhandled a freelance reporter at the site.
‘THEY CAN TARGET ANYBODY’: INDIA’S WAR ON FREE PRESS IS IN HIGH GEARKAVITHA IYERAUGUST 1, 2022TIME
In the police report, the then-27-year-old accused Epstein of grabbing her backside, attempting to undress her, and telling her he wanted to “manhandle” her.
THE TROUBLING STORY BEHIND HULU'S NEW DOCUMENTARY VICTORIA'S SECRET: ANGELS AND DEMONSSHANNON CARLINJULY 19, 2022TIME
In the desperate scrummage, Nasir was dragged around and manhandled, his clothes torn.
HOW AFGHAN E-COMMERCE STARTUP ASEEL IS PIVOTING TO HELP ITS COMPATRIOTS IN NEEDABHISHYANT KIDANGOOROCTOBER 19, 2021TIME
“The next time you manhandle a fellow, just be good enough to ask whether he is a friend or an enemy,” he shouted out.
THE YOUNG RAJAHW.H.G. KINGSTON
Then I shall manhandle you, truss you up like a fowl in the tonneau of your car, and gag you.
THE VALLEY OF THE GIANTSPETER B. KYNE
But it never pays to manhandle that particular brand of tippler.
PARROT & CO.HAROLD MACGRATH
You're going to open your mouth and tell me what you mean, if I have to manhandle you.
THE BRAND OF SILENCEHARRINGTON STRONG
You can manhandle me, but you can't make me turn against Sidney Prale.
THE BRAND OF SILENCEHARRINGTON STRONG
If you have touched a button and called some fool clerk, I'll manhandle you!
THE BRAND OF SILENCEHARRINGTON STRONG
The only way he could stop her would be with violence, and he didn't want to manhandle her.
THE LANI PEOPLEJ. F. BONE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MANHANDLE

  • KO
  • abuse
  • bash
  • batter
  • beat
  • beat up
  • bob
  • bruise
  • buffet
  • clap
  • clout
  • cuff
  • damage
  • deck
  • drub
  • fell
  • flatten
  • floor
  • hit
  • hurt
  • level
  • maltreat
  • manhandle
  • maul
  • mistreat
  • pound
  • punch
  • rap
  • roughhouse
  • slap
  • smack
  • tap
  • thrash
  • thump
  • thwack
  • total
  • wallop
  • whack
  • wound
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.