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frisk

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verb \ˈfrisk\

Simple Definition of frisk

  • : to pass your hands over (someone) to search for something that may be hidden in clothing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of frisk

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to leap, skip, or dance in a lively or playful way :  gambol

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to search (a person) for something (as a concealed weapon) by running the hand rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets

frisker noun

Examples of frisk in a sentence

  1. <carefree kids laughing and frisking about in their backyard>



Origin of frisk

obsolete frisk lively


First Known Use: 1519

Rhymes with frisk


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frisk

noun

Definition of frisk

  1. 1 a archaic :  caper b :  gambol, romp c :  diversion

  2. 2 :  an act of frisking



Examples of frisk in a sentence

  1. <fondly remembers the summer before he started college as one long frisk>



1525

First Known Use of frisk

1525


FRISK Defined for Kids

frisk

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verb \ˈfrisk\

Definition of frisk for Students

friskedfrisking

  1. 1 :  to move around in a lively or playful way

  2. 2 :  to search a person quickly for something that may be hidden




Law Dictionary

frisk

transitive verb

Legal Definition of frisk

  1. :  to run the hand rapidly over the outer clothing of (a suspect) for the purpose of finding concealed weapons — compare search

frisk noun


Additional Notes on frisk

The purpose of frisking a suspect is to insure the safety of an officer making an investigation against concealed weapons, not to uncover evidence. The officer must be justified in his or her encounter of the suspect and must have a reasonable suspicion that the suspect is armed. The scope of the frisk must be limited to the discovery of weapons.



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