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manhandle

verb [T] uk   us   /ˌmænˈhæn.dəl/

manhandle verb [T] (HANDLE ROUGHLY)

to touch or hold someone roughly and with force, often when taking them somewhere: There were complaints that the police had manhandled some of the demonstrators.

manhandle verb [T] (MOVE)

to move something using the physical strength of the body: Several pieces of heavy equipment had to be manhandled into the lorry.
Translations of “manhandle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 粗暴處理, (粗暴地)對待,推擠…
in Chinese (Simplified) 粗暴处理, (粗暴地)对待,推搡…
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