Definition of strip-search verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

strip-search

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verb
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strip-search somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they strip-search
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he / she / it strip-searches
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past simple strip-searched
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past participle strip-searched
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-ing form strip-searching
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to search a person for illegal drugs, weapons, etc, for example at an airport or in a prison, after they have been made to take off all their clothes

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