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security check

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Definition of security check in English:

noun

1A verification of the identity and trustworthiness of an employee in order to maintain security: some 400,000 security checks were run on Manhattan Project employees
More example sentences
  • Tim Verheyden said he was able to bring a package resembling a bomb through the security check for airport employees.
  • Security at the court was tight with hand-held metal detectors, and a second security check inside the building.
  • Newly released video show some of the hijackers going through a security check at Dulles Airport outside Washington.
1.1A search of an area or of a person and their baggage for concealed weapons or explosives: a standard security check uncovered a loaded .22-cal. revolver in his carry-on bag
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  • We are satisfied with the results of the security check and will not be closing again unless there is a specific threat.
  • They should be coming round on a regular basis and doing a security check to look at if anything could be done.
  • They've agreed to hire an international expert to conduct a new security check of Australia's international air gateways.

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