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strip-search Line breaks: strip-search
Pronunciation: /ˈstrɪpsəːtʃ/

Definition of strip-search in English:


[with object]
Search (someone) for concealed items, typically drugs or weapons, in a way that involves the removal of all their clothes: he was photographed, fingerprinted, and strip-searched
More example sentences
  • Six members of the protest were taken to Fitzgibbon Street Garda station, where the two women were strip-searched.
  • There, they strip-searched me, made me put on an orange jump suit and cut off all my hair, just like a criminal.
  • ‘I was strip-searched three times during intake and given only a long T-shirt to wear,’ he said.


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An act of strip-searching someone: she felt dirty and humiliated after the strip-search
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  • TMQ certainly will not stoop to the obvious strip-search and handcuff jokes.
  • We must all question the practices of roadblocks, strip-searches, urine tests, locker searches, and money laundering laws.
  • A prison inspectors' report in April 2003 revealed that staff routinely imposed random strip-searches after visits.
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