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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frisk, friskingverb

    the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs

    "he gave the suspect a quick frisk"

  2. frolic, lark, rollick, skylark, disport, sport, cavort, gambol, frisk, romp, run around, lark aboutverb

    play boisterously

    "The children frolicked in the garden"; "the gamboling lambs in the meadows"; "The toddlers romped in the playroom"

  3. friskverb

    search as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets

    "The police frisked everyone at the airport"

Wiktionary

  1. frisknoun

    A frolic; a fit of wanton gaiety; a gambol: a little playful skip or leap.

    Etymology: From frisk, from frisque, of origin, perhaps from frisc or frisc, ultimately from friskaz. Cognate with frískur. More at fresh.

  2. friskverb

    to frolic, gambol, skip, dance, leap

    Etymology: From frisk, from frisque, of origin, perhaps from frisc or frisc, ultimately from friskaz. Cognate with frískur. More at fresh.

  3. friskverb

    to search somebody by feeling their clothes

    The police frisked the suspiciously-acting individual and found a knife as well as a bag of marijuana.

    Etymology: From frisk, from frisque, of origin, perhaps from frisc or frisc, ultimately from friskaz. Cognate with frískur. More at fresh.

  4. friskadjective

    Lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky.

    Etymology: From frisk, from frisque, of origin, perhaps from frisc or frisc, ultimately from friskaz. Cognate with frískur. More at fresh.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Friskadjective

    lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky

    Etymology: [OF. frieque, cf. OHG. frise lively, brisk, fresh, Dan. & Sw. frisk, Icel. friskr. See Fresh, a.]

  2. Friskadjective

    a frolic; a fit of wanton gayety; a gambol: a little playful skip or leap

    Etymology: [OF. frieque, cf. OHG. frise lively, brisk, fresh, Dan. & Sw. frisk, Icel. friskr. See Fresh, a.]

  3. Friskverb

    to leap, skip, dance, or gambol, in fronc and gayety

    Etymology: [OF. frieque, cf. OHG. frise lively, brisk, fresh, Dan. & Sw. frisk, Icel. friskr. See Fresh, a.]

Freebase

  1. Frisk

    Frisk is a 1995 drama film, directed by Todd Verow, based on the 1991 novel of the same name by author Dennis Cooper. It is a first-person narrative about a serial killer. Dennis describes a series of ritual murders in letters to his sometime lover and best friend, Julian, and Julian's younger brother Kevin. It is banned in the UK due to its content. The cast includes Parker Posey and Alexis Arquette.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Frisk

    frisk, v.i. to gambol: to leap playfully.—n. a frolic.—n. Frisk′er.—adj. Frisk′ful, brisk, lively.—adv. Frisk′ily.—n. Frisk′iness.—adj. Frisk′ing.—adv. Frisk′ingly.—adj. Frisk′y, lively: jumping with gaiety: frolicsome. [O. Fr. frisque; acc. to Skeat, from Ice. frískr, Sw. and Dan. frisk.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frisk in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frisk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of frisk in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    Mr. Bloomberg had policies in New York City of stop-and-frisk that went after African American and Latino people in an outrageous way, i dont think theres any chance of the senator beating President Trump.

  2. Tarren Bragdon:

    The Zuckerberg funding is an unprecedented example of using government employees and government resources to put your finger on the scale, to affect the election outcome, it would be like giving private money to police departments to have officers do more stop and frisk in certain neighborhoods compared to other neighborhoods. It would be like giving money to the tax department to do increased audits in certain zip codes or neighborhoods versus other neighborhoods.

  3. Elizabeth Warren:

    When Mayor Buttigieg says that Mayor Buttigieg apologized, listen very closely to the apology, the language Mayor Buttigieg used is about stop and frisk. It's about how it turned out. No, this isn't about how it turned out. This is about what it was designed to do to begin with.

  4. Former NYPD Commissioner Howard Safir:

    As criminals see the police restrained by new laws, policy and regulations that restrict tactics like stop and frisk or broken windows, they no longer fear the police and certainty of arrest, while in the past, they would not carry their weapons because of fear of arrest, they now do, and therefore the opportunity for armed confrontations with police significantly increases.

  5. American Civil Liberties Union:

    Stop and frisk is disproportionately concentrated in the black community.

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