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frisk / frisk/ • v. 1. [tr.] (of a police officer or other official) pass the hands over (someone) in a search for hidden weapons, drugs, or other items. 2. [intr.] (of an animal or person) skip or leap playfully; frolic: this did not deter the foal from frisking about. ∎  [tr.] (of an animal) move or wave (its tail or legs) playfully: a horse was frisking his back legs like a colt. • n. 1. [in sing.] an act of frisking someone. 2. a playful skip or leap. DERIVATIVES: frisk·er n.

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Frisk

FRISK

A term used incriminal lawto refer to the superficial running of the hands over the body of an individual by a law enforcement agent or official in order to determine whether such individual is holding an illegal object, such as a weapon or narcotics. A frisk is distinguishable from a search, which is a more extensive examination of an individual.

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Stop and Frisk.

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frisk move briskly and sportively. XVI. f. frisk adj. brisk, lively — OF. frisque vigorous, lively, of unkn. orig.

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friskBasque, Monégasque •ask, bask, cask, flask, Krasnoyarsk, mask, masque, task •facemask •arabesque, burlesque, Dantesque, desk, grotesque, humoresque, Junoesque, Kafkaesque, Moresque, picaresque, picturesque, plateresque, Pythonesque, Romanesque, sculpturesque, statuesque •bisque, brisk, disc, disk, fisc, frisk, risk, whisk •laserdisc • obelisk • basilisk •odalisque • tamarisk • asterisk •mosque, Tosk •kiosk • Nynorsk • brusque •busk, dusk, husk, musk, rusk, tusk •subfusc • Novosibirsk •mollusc (US mollusk) • damask •Vitebsk •Aleksandrovsk, Sverdlovsk •Khabarovsk • Komsomolsk •Omsk, Tomsk •Gdansk, Murmansk, Saransk •Smolensk •Chelyabinsk, MinskDonetsk, Novokuznetsk •Irkutsk, Yakutsk

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