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strip search

or strip-search (strĭp′sûrch′)
n.
The search of a person for illegal or contraband articles, such as drugs or weapons, by requiring the removal of enough clothing to allow the inspection of normally private parts of the person's body.
tr.v. strip searched, strip search·ing, strip search·es or strip-searched or strip-search·ing or strip-search·es
To conduct a strip search of (a person).

strip-search

vb
(Law) (tr) (of police, customs officials, etc) to strip (a prisoner or suspect) naked to search him or her for contraband, narcotics, etc
n
(Law) a search that involves stripping a person naked
ˈstrip-ˌsearching n

strip′ search`


n.
an act or instance of strip-searching.

strip′-search`



v.t.
to search (a suspect who has been required to remove all clothing) esp. for concealed weapons, contraband, or evidence of drug abuse.
[1945–50]

strip-search


Past participle: strip-searched
Gerund: strip-searching

Imperative
strip-search
strip-search
Present
I strip-search
you strip-search
he/she/it strip-searches
we strip-search
you strip-search
they strip-search
Preterite
I strip-searched
you strip-searched
he/she/it strip-searched
we strip-searched
you strip-searched
they strip-searched
Present Continuous
I am strip-searching
you are strip-searching
he/she/it is strip-searching
we are strip-searching
you are strip-searching
they are strip-searching
Present Perfect
I have strip-searched
you have strip-searched
he/she/it has strip-searched
we have strip-searched
you have strip-searched
they have strip-searched
Past Continuous
I was strip-searching
you were strip-searching
he/she/it was strip-searching
we were strip-searching
you were strip-searching
they were strip-searching
Past Perfect
I had strip-searched
you had strip-searched
he/she/it had strip-searched
we had strip-searched
you had strip-searched
they had strip-searched
Future
I will strip-search
you will strip-search
he/she/it will strip-search
we will strip-search
you will strip-search
they will strip-search
Future Perfect
I will have strip-searched
you will have strip-searched
he/she/it will have strip-searched
we will have strip-searched
you will have strip-searched
they will have strip-searched
Future Continuous
I will be strip-searching
you will be strip-searching
he/she/it will be strip-searching
we will be strip-searching
you will be strip-searching
they will be strip-searching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been strip-searching
you have been strip-searching
he/she/it has been strip-searching
we have been strip-searching
you have been strip-searching
they have been strip-searching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been strip-searching
you will have been strip-searching
he/she/it will have been strip-searching
we will have been strip-searching
you will have been strip-searching
they will have been strip-searching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been strip-searching
you had been strip-searching
he/she/it had been strip-searching
we had been strip-searching
you had been strip-searching
they had been strip-searching
Conditional
I would strip-search
you would strip-search
he/she/it would strip-search
we would strip-search
you would strip-search
they would strip-search
Past Conditional
I would have strip-searched
you would have strip-searched
he/she/it would have strip-searched
we would have strip-searched
you would have strip-searched
they would have strip-searched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.strip-search - search (someone) for weapons or drugs by having the person remove their clothes; "He was strip-searched at the airport"
search - subject to a search; "The police searched the suspect"; "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"
Translations

strip-search

[ˈstrɪpsɜːtʃ] VT he was strip-searched at the airportlo desnudaron para registrarlo en el aeropuerto

strip-search

[ˌstrɪpˈsɜːtʃ]
1. vt to strip-search sbperquisire qn facendolo/a spogliare
2. nperquisizione f (facendo spogliare il perquisito)
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