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strip searchor strip-search (strĭp′sûrch′)
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).
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(Law) (tr) (of police, customs officials, etc) to strip (a prisoner or suspect) naked to search him or her for contraband, narcotics, etc
(Law) a search that involves stripping a person naked
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an act or instance of strip-searching.
to search (a suspect who has been required to remove all clothing) esp. for concealed weapons, contraband, or evidence of drug abuse.
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Past participle: strip-searched
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|Verb||1.||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"
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strip-search[ˈstrɪpsɜːtʃ] VT he was strip-searched at the airport → lo desnudaron para registrarlo en el aeropuerto
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
2. n → perquisizione f (facendo spogliare il perquisito)
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