[ bod-ee-surch ]
/ ˈbɒd iˌsɜrtʃ /
verb (used with object)
to search all parts of the body of: Police ordered the suspects to strip and then body-searched them for hidden caches of narcotics.
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British Dictionary definitions for body search
a form of search by police, customs officials, etc, that involves examination of a prisoner's or suspect's bodily orifices
(tr) to search (a prisoner or suspect) in this manner
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