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Definition 1: the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs - [noun denoting act]

Samples where frisk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he gave the suspect a quick frisk

Synonyms for frisk in the sense of this definition

(frisk is a kind of ...) the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone

(... is a kind of frisk ) searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs by having them remove their clothes

Definition 2: search as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets - [verb of contact]

Samples where frisk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The police frisked everyone at the airport

(frisk is a kind of ...) subject to a search

"The police searched the suspect" "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

Definition 3: play boisterously - [verb of motion]

Samples where frisk or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children frolicked in the garden
  • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
  • The toddlers romped in the playroom

Synonyms for frisk in the sense of this definition

(frisk is a kind of ...) be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children

"The kids were playing outside all day" "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"

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