Tampered vs Manhandled - What's the difference?

tampered | manhandled |


As verbs the difference between tampered and manhandled

is that tampered is (tamper) while manhandled is (manhandle).

tampered

English

Verb

(head)
  • (tamper)

  • tamper

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person or thing that tamps.
  • A tool used to tamp something down, such as tobacco in a pipe.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To alter by making unauthorized changes; to meddle.
  • (in professional sports) To discuss future contracts against league rules with a player.
  • manhandled

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (manhandle)

  • manhandle

    English

    Alternative forms

    * man-handle

    Verb

    (manhandl)
  • (nautical) To move something heavy by force of men, without aid of levers, pulleys, machine, or tackles.
  • * 1876 , , "Bridegroom Dick":
  • I see him—Tom—on horse-block standing,
    Trumpet at mouth, thrown up all amain,
    An elephant's bugle, vociferous demanding
    Of topmen aloft in the hurricane of rain,
    "Letting that sail there your faces flog?
    Manhandle it, men, and you'll get the good grog!"
  • To assault or beat up a person.
  • * 1918 , , The Forty-Niners , ch. 13:
  • The polls were guarded by bullies who did not hesitate at command to manhandle any decent citizen indicated by the local leaders.
  • To mishandle; to handle roughly; to mangle.
  • * 1996 April 21, Barbara Stewart, " Another Harvest: One Farm, One Life," New York Times (retrieved 6 Nov 2012):
  • She yells at people who manhandle the tomatoes or break the beans.
  • To control (a machine, vehicle, situation, etc.) by means of physical strength.
  • * 2010 July 3, Juliet Macur, " Riders Gird for Four Challenging, Engrossing Stages of the Tour," New York Times (retrieved 6 Nov 2012):
  • Riders who succeed on this terrain are able to manhandle their bike as it rattles over the bumps.