frisking


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frisk

 (frĭsk)
v. frisked, frisk·ing, frisks
v.tr.
To search (a person) for something concealed, especially a weapon, by passing the hands quickly over clothes or through pockets.
v.intr.
To move about briskly and playfully; frolic.
n.
1. The act of frisking someone.
2. An energetic, playful movement; a gambol.

[From Middle English frisk, lively, from Old French frisque, of Germanic origin.]

frisk′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frisking - the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugsfrisking - the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs; "he gave the suspect a quick frisk"
search, hunting, hunt - the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
strip search - searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs by having them remove their clothes
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Let the girl run and shout as much as she will it is a sure sign of health, and as natural to a happy child as frisking is to any young animal full of life.
Tom watched and watched, hoping whenever a frisking frock came in sight, and hating the owner of it as soon as he saw she was not the right one.
I remember how, when a little girl at school, I used to go home on Sundays and spend the time in frisking and dancing about.
Presently, I heard a snuffling sound behind me and then a dog came frisking and wriggling to my feet.
In short, it seemed as though mirth and gaiety were frisking and gambolling all over the meadow.
When they were turned out in the morning, the first moments of freedom from the confinement of the pen were spent in frisking and gambolling.
Hetty's was a spring-tide beauty; it was the beauty of young frisking things, round-limbed, gambolling, circumventing you by a false air of innocence--the innocence of a young star- browed calf, for example, that, being inclined for a promenade out of bounds, leads you a severe steeplechase over hedge and ditch, and only comes to a stand in the middle of a bog.
Crowds composed of both sexes and nearly all ages were frisking about the garden or sitting in the open air in front of the flagstaff and the temple, drinking wine and coffee or smoking.
Toto had run on ahead, frisking playfully, when suddenly he uttered a sharp bark of fear and came running back to them with his tail between his legs, as dogs do when they are frightened.
ISLAMABAD -- In Indian occupied Kashmir, Indian troops and police have started a massive frisking operation in the territory ahead of January 26, the Republic Day of India, causing immense inconvenience to the people.
Although stopping, questioning, and frisking individuals has long been a standard technique of police practice, stop-and-frisk policies have emerged over the past decade as a central, policy-driven element of urban policing, most notably in New York City.
Female officials at the airport were not ready to frisk Aher who was not comfortable with men frisking her.