strip-search

[strip-surch]
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verb (used with object)

to search (a suspect who has been required to remove all clothing) especially for concealed weapons, contraband, or evidence of drug abuse.

Nearby words

  1. strip planting,
  2. strip poker,
  3. strip search,
  4. strip steak,
  5. strip-mine,
  6. stripe,
  7. stripe rust,
  8. stripe smut,
  9. striped,
  10. striped bass

strip search

noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for strip-search

strip-search

verb

(tr) (of police, customs officials, etc) to strip (a prisoner or suspect) naked to search him or her for contraband, narcotics, etc

noun

a search that involves stripping a person naked
Derived Formsstrip-searching, noun

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