body search

body searches, body searching, body searched
If a person is body searched, someone such as a police officer searches them while they remain clothed. Compare strip-search.

[be V-ed] Foreign journalists were body-searched by airport police. [Also V n]

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Body search is also a noun.

Fans may undergo body searches by security guards.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • body search — noun A search of a person s body, esp for drugs and other concealable items • • • Main Entry: ↑body * * * ˈbody search [body search] noun a search of a person s body, for example by the police or by a customs official, for drugs, weapons, etc …   Useful english dictionary

  • body search — n a thorough search for drugs, weapons etc, that might be hidden on someone s body ▪ Everyone entering the building had a body search. >body search v [T] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • body search — body ,search noun count a search of someone s body and clothing for weapons or drugs, made by a police officer or other official …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • body search — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms body search : singular body search plural body searches a search of someone s body and clothing for weapons or drugs, made by a police officer or other official …   English dictionary

  • body search — noun (C) a thorough search for drugs, weapons etc, that might be hidden on someone s body: They did a body search on all the passengers before they boarded the plane. body search verb (T) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • body-search — see body search …   English dictionary

  • body-search — bod′y search v. t. cvb to search all parts of the body of: Police body searched the suspects for concealed narcotics[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • body-search — /bod ee serrch /, v.t. to search all parts of the body of: Police ordered the suspects to strip and then body searched them for hidden caches of narcotics. * * * …   Universalium

  • body-search — /bod ee serrch /, v.t. to search all parts of the body of: Police ordered the suspects to strip and then body searched them for hidden caches of narcotics …   Useful english dictionary

  • body-search — /ˈbɒdi sɜtʃ/ (say bodee serch) noun a searching of the body, as at airports, seaports, etc., for concealed weapons or other forbidden matter …   Australian English dictionary

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