body-search

[ bod-ee-surch ]

verb (used with object)
  1. 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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body search

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

verbbody-search
  1. (tr) to search (a prisoner or suspect) in this manner

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