strip search Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"strip search" in British English

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strip searchnoun [C]

uk   us  
the ​process of ​removing the ​clothes of a ​prisoner, or someone ​thought to have ​committed a ​crime, by a ​policeofficer or ​governmentofficial in ​order to ​find any ​illegal things, such as ​drugs
strip-search
verb [T] uk   us  
We were ​stopped by ​customsofficers at the ​airport and strip-searched for no ​apparentreason.
(Definition of strip search from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"strip search" in American English

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strip searchnoun [C]

 us   /ˈstrɪp ˌsɜrtʃ/
the ​act of ​searching for ​illegalitemshidden on or in someone's ​body, in which ​authoritiesforce the ​person to ​remove all of his or her ​clothes
(Definition of strip search from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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