The act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs:
— He gave the suspect a quick frisk.
Roget 840: amuse, entertain, divert, enliven; tickle the fancy; titillate, raise a smile, put in good humor; cause laughter, create laughter, occasion laughter, raise laughter, excite laughter, produce laughter, ... show more
Roget 836: be cheerful etc. adj.; have the mind at ease, smile, put a good face upon, keep up one's spirits; view the bright side of the picture, view things en couleur de rose [Fr.]; ridentem dicere virum [Lat.], cheer up, brighten up, light up, bear up; ... show more
Dutch: dartelen, dollen, raggen, ravotten, robbedoezen, rollebollen, rondhuppelen, rondspringen, steigeren, stoeien
Search as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets.
Dutch: aftasten, fouiller, fouilleren
Moby thesaurus: amble, antic, beat the bushes, bob, bounce, burrow, canter, caper, capriole, caracole, carol, carry on, cavort, check out, chirp, chirrup, clap hands, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers ... show more.
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