frisk Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"frisk" in British English

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friskverb

uk   us   /frɪsk/

frisk verb (SEARCH)

[T] to use ​yourhands to ​search someone's ​body when they are ​wearingclothes to ​see if they are ​hidingillegalobjects or ​weapons: We were all frisked at the ​airport.

frisk verb (MOVE)

[I] to ​move around in a ​happy, ​energetic way: a ​postcard with a ​picture of ​lambs frisking in the ​fields
(Definition of frisk from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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friskverb

 us   /frɪsk/
[T] to use ​yourhands to ​search someone’s ​clothes and ​body for ​hiddenobjects or ​weapons: I was frisked when we went through ​security at the ​airport.
[I] to move around in a ​happy, ​energetic way: The ​dogranahead, frisking in the ​brush.
(Definition of frisk from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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