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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs v. - Search as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets; Play boisterously.

Usage examples (38)
  • He gave the suspect a quick frisk
  • The frisk is a quick search of an individual for weapons, evidence, or contraband.
  • "Even the frisk is too friendly," Kriner says.
  • When they encounter another cell, they "frisk" it to determine if it is normal or infected, cancerous, or foreign to the body. for more
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