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[strip-surch] /ˈstrɪpˌsɜrtʃ/
verb (used with object)
to search (a suspect who has been required to remove all clothing) especially for concealed weapons, contraband, or evidence of drug abuse. Unabridged
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(transitive) (of police, customs officials, etc) to strip (a prisoner or suspect) naked to search him or her for contraband, narcotics, etc
a search that involves stripping a person naked
Derived Forms
strip-searching, noun
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stripped down

adjective phrase
  1. Of a car, divested of ornaments and other unnecessary parts; shaved (1946+)
  2. Reduced to the essentials; disencumbered: a stripped-down version of the Oedipus myth (1961+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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