to search (a person) by requiring removal of the clothes
such a search
Also strip search
The search of a person for illegal or contraband articles, such as drugs or weapons, by requiring the removal of enough clothing to allow the inspection of normally private parts of the person's body.
transitive verbstrip searched, strip search·ing, strip search·es, or strip-searched or strip-search·ing or strip-search·es
To conduct a strip search of (a person).
- A body search where the cloths are removed (stripped).
(third-person singular simple present strip-searches, present participle strip-searching, simple past and past participle strip-searched)
- To remove clothes and do a body search.