frisk frisk  /f ˈrɪsk/


  1. (n) the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs
  2. (v) play boisterously
  3. (v) search as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets

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  1. It happens almost every day: a policeman catches sight of a suspicious character, stops him and frisks him.
  2. A police officer takes his position as others frisk suspects in So Paulo, Brazil, May 2006.
  3. Sobhi and his troupe were ushered inside with nary a frisk.


  1. Sean Faris Heads To Rosewood With Hump Day Hottie Status

    Sean Faris can frisk us anytime. The actor joins "Pretty Little Liars" this season playing a cop, who is pretty nice to look at but probably will stir up more trouble for the liars. But, hey, those four seem to love trouble, especially when it's wrapped up in such a nice package, And by the [...]
    on June 19, 2013     Source: MTV

  2. Serving the nation

    Air Force Airman Michael Frisk recently graduated from basic training at Joint Base San Antonio Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Frisk, a 2012 Entiat High School graduate, is the son of Rick Frisk of Wenatchee. Army Spc. Rebekah Baldwin recently graduated from basic training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. Baldwin, a 2005 graduate of Hughson High School in Hughson, Calif., is the daughter of Sheri ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Wenatchee World

  3. Obama, in surprise move, wades into NYPD 'stop and frisk' lawsuit

    The New York Police Department's controversial "stop and frisk" policy received a kick in the shins this week, when the Obama administration took the unusual step of outlining its preferred remedy in the event a federal judge examining the NYPD tactic rules it to be unconstitutional.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News


  • Mourinho added: "It's a shame that Frisk has decided to leave football. If this decision is linked to the criticism of his performance in the Barcelona game, it seems strange to me. There's similar criticism every day, all around the world, for...
    on Mar 14, 2005 By: Jose Mourinho Source: BBC News

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