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Definition of frisk verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they frisk
    he / she / it frisks
    past simple frisked
    -ing form frisking
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  1. 1[transitive] frisk somebody to pass your hands over someone's body to search them for hidden weapons, drugs, etc.
  2. 2[intransitive] frisk (around) (of animals) to run and jump in a lively and happy way synonym gambol, skip Lambs frisked in the fields.
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