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 Dictionary entry overview: What does strip-search mean? 

  The verb STRIP-SEARCH has 1 sense:

1. search (someone) for weapons or drugs by having the person remove their clothes

  Familiarity information: STRIP-SEARCH used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1strip-search [BACK TO TOP]


Search (someone) for weapons or drugs by having the person remove their clothes

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

He was strip-searched at the airport

Hypernyms (to "strip-search" is one way to...):

search (subject to a search)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to strip-search the prisoners

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