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strip-search

[strip-surch]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to search (a suspect who has been required to remove all clothing) especially for concealed weapons, contraband, or evidence of drug abuse.

strip search

noun
  1. an act or instance of strip-searching.
Also called skin search.
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strip-search

verb
  1. (tr) (of police, customs officials, etc) to strip (a prisoner or suspect) naked to search him or her for contraband, narcotics, etc
noun
  1. a search that involves stripping a person naked
Derived Formsstrip-searching, noun
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