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[strip-surch] /ˈstrɪpˌsɜrtʃ/
verb (used with object)
to search (a suspect who has been required to remove all clothing) especially for concealed weapons, contraband, or evidence of drug abuse.
strip search
an act or instance of strip-searching.
(transitive) (of police, customs officials, etc) to strip (a prisoner or suspect) naked to search him or her for contraband, narcotics, etc
a search that involves stripping a person naked
stripped down


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