body-search

[bod-ee-surch]

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.

Nearby words

  1. body-centred,
  2. body-con,
  3. body-line,
  4. body-mike,
  5. body-packer,
  6. body-surf,
  7. bodyboard,
  8. bodyboarding,
  9. bodybuilder,
  10. bodybuilding

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British Dictionary definitions for body search

body search

noun

a form of search by police, customs officials, etc, that involves examination of a prisoner's or suspect's bodily orifices

verb body-search

(tr) to search (a prisoner or suspect) in this manner
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