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DictionaryData from Oxford LanguagesLook it upWe couldn't find a definition. Try searching the web forfrisk[frisk]✕PlayVERBfrisk (verb) · frisks (third person present) · frisked (past tense) · frisked (past participle) · frisking (present participle)
NOUNfrisk (noun) · frisks (plural noun)
- (of a police officer or other official) pass the hands over (someone) in a search for hidden weapons, drugs, or other items:"he raised his arms to permit the officer to frisk him" ·"I was frisked and released without charge"
- (of an animal or person) skip or leap playfully; frolic:"this did not deter the foal from frisking about"
- (of an animal) move or wave (its tail or legs) playfully:"a horse was frisking his back legs like a colt"
ORIGINearly 16th century (in frisk): from obsolete frisk ‘lively, frisky’, from Old French frisque ‘alert, lively, merry’, perhaps of Germanic origin. frisk, originally a slang term, dates from the late 18th century.More definitions and word originNew content will be added above the current area of focus upon selectionSee lessTranslate frisk toNo translation found.Your Recent SearchesWords you've searched will appear here
- an act of frisking someone:"a frisk search"
- a playful skip or leap.
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' The spaniels frisked around my ankles.' What part of speech is frisk?AprepositionBadjectiveCverb69% got this right' The spaniels frisked around my ankles.' What part of speech is frisk?
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Pick the word that is similar to frolic. 'The children frolicked on the sand.'Afrisk82% got this rightBraiseCstickPick the word that is similar to frolic. 'The children frolicked on the sand.'
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