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pat-down

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Definition of pat-down in English:

noun

An act of searching a person for concealed items such as weapons or illegal drugs, made by passing the hands over their clothing.
Example sentences
  • She gives me a patdown, where she finds nothing.
  • Pay up, pass through the security patdown, and wait for the lift.
  • New patdown procedures are in effect tonight after hundreds of women complained they were being groped during the screenings.

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