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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: frisk 'full of energy' (16-18 centuries), from Old French frisque

frisk

verb
     
Related topics: Police
frisk
1 [transitive]SCP to search someone for hidden weapons, drugs etc by feeling their body with your hands:
We were frisked at the airport.
2 [intransitive] if a young animal frisks, it runs and jumps playfully [= skip]:
The lambs were frisking around the pen.

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