security check


: an investigation for the purpose of seeing if someone can be trusted
All government employees are subject to a security check.

Examples of security check in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Overnight security check will occur April 23, then a full lockdown will kick off from April 24-27 for the event. Dana Afana, Detroit Free Press, 5 Mar. 2024 Their minders put them on buses and, after a two-hour security check, dropped them off just past the Chinese embassy in downtown Pyongyang. David Kang, Foreign Affairs, 9 Aug. 2017 McGovern’s work on the film included the inventive effects used as Schwarzenegger’s Quaid and others pass through a sort of X-ray security check revealing their skeletons. Carolyn Giardina, Variety, 31 Mar. 2024 Or what about being so close to accidentally leaving your laptop at the TSA security check. Kelsey Mulvey, Sunset Magazine, 28 Mar. 2024 Inside the Testing Room Expect a thorough security check to ensure the integrity of the exam. Bryce Welker, Miami Herald, 24 Feb. 2024 Each location is evaluated on six factors: terminal facilities; airport arrival/departure; baggage claim; security check; check-in/baggage check; and food, beverage, and retail. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 21 Sep. 2023 In reality, there was simply one last security check as the group left the departure lounge. Julian E. Barnes, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Flights could be impacted, because the passenger security check is located on the second floor, and was temporarily closed. Brittany Wallman South Florida Sun-Sentinel (tns), al, 6 Aug. 2023

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“Security check.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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