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English definition of “strip search”

strip search

noun [C] uk   us  
the process of removing the clothes of a prisoner, or someone thought to have committed a crime, by a police officer or government official in order to find any illegal things, such as drugs
strip-search
verb [T] uk   us  
We were stopped by customs officers at the airport and strip-searched for no apparent reason.
(Definition of strip search from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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