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English noun: frisk

1. frisk (act) the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs

SamplesHe gave the suspect a quick frisk.


Broader (hypernym)hunt, hunting, search

Narrower (hyponym)strip search

English verb: frisk

1. frisk (motion) play boisterously

SamplesThe children frolicked in the garden.
The gamboling lambs in the meadows.
The toddlers romped in the playroom.

Synonymscavort, disport, frolic, gambol, lark, lark about, rollick, romp, run around, skylark, sport

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)play

2. frisk (contact) search as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets

SamplesThe police frisked everyone at the airport.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)search

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