frisk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v frisk search as for concealed weapons by running the hands rapidly over the clothing and through the pockets "The police frisked everyone at the airport"
    • v frisk play boisterously "The children frolicked in the garden","the gamboling lambs in the meadows","The toddlers romped in the playroom"
    • n frisk the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs "he gave the suspect a quick frisk"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Frisk A frolic; a fit of wanton gayety; a gambol: a little playful skip or leap.
    • a Frisk Lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky.
    • v. i Frisk To leap, skip, dance, or gambol, in fronc and gayety. "The frisking satyrs on the summits danced."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n frisk Lively; brisk; frisky.
    • n frisk A frolic; a gambol; a dance; a merry-making.
    • frisk To leap, skip, prance, or gambol, as in frolic.
    • frisk To freshen, as the wind.
    • frisk To squander idly; dissipate in sport: with away.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Frisk frisk to gambol: to leap playfully
    • n Frisk a frolic
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Quotations

  • David Letterman
    David Letterman
    “Number one: Don't frisk me. Don't hurt me physically. Don't get anywhere near my neck. And don't call me Regis. [Advice to his guests]”
  • John Lennon
    John%20Lennon
    “I resent performing for frisking idiots who don't know anything.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. frieque, cf. OHG. frise, lively, brisk, fresh, Dan. & Sw. frisk, Icel. friskr,. See Fresh (a.)

Usage

In literature:

I loved every plank of her; knew every frisk of her!
"The Light of Scarthey" by Egerton Castle
De little Rabs, dey frisk en dey frolic.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
The sensation is a good deal like bein' tied to a post and havin' your pockets frisked by a holdup gang.
"Odd Numbers" by Sewell Ford
Rabbits began to show themselves and frisk with lengthened shadows in the clear spaces.
"Uncanny Tales" by Various
I'll kill anybody who tries to frisk me.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
Waggie, who had been frisking near him, suddenly became solemn.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
She says Tom and I would only frisk through life and leave the world no better or wiser than we found it.
"Ladies-In-Waiting" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
We feel like running and frisking as the young lambs do.
"Conservation Reader" by Harold W. Fairbanks
That was a game to draw our fire on the front, while they sneaked up in the rear to frisk my safe!
"The Boy Ranchers at Spur Creek" by Willard F. Baker
Then Delton "frisked" him, or searched him, for weapons.
"The Boy Ranchers on Roaring River" by Willard F. Baker
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In poetry:

I see you
Shaking that flower at me with soft invitation
And frisking away,
Deliciously rumpling the grass…
"Dawn Wind" by Lola Ridge
The earliest sound that greeted me,
Was the ousel's ringing tone;
The earliest sight, lambs frisking free
Round barked oaks newly thrown.
"A Birthday" by Alfred Austin
Again, upon the bright'ning lea,
Beneath the budding bursting tree,
The toddling baby-mites I see,
Skip, jump, and frisk in lamb-like glee.
"Echoes Of Spring" by Mathilde Blind
The saint may seize the siren's seat,
The shaveling frown where frisked the Faun;
Ne'er will, though all beside should fleet,
The Olympian Presence be withdrawn.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
All day she quiet lay, lost in a trance,
The closing shadows all of her embracing…
The madcap rain of summer frisked and pranced,
At leaves it drummed, down garden paths went racing.
"All Day She Quiet Lay" by Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev
To come when life is gay how wise!
With lambs and every happy thing
That frisks on foot or sports on wing,
With daisies and with butterflies,
But Spring
Had nought so sweet as you to bring.
"To A May Baby" by Winifred Mary Letts

In news:

"Outbursts are prohibited," City Councilman Peter F Vallone Jr warned as a hearing on bills centered largely on the New York Police Department's controversial stop-and- frisk practices began on Wednesday morning.
NYPD received complaint in 'mutt' stop-and- frisk recording.
Stop and frisk may be on the rise.
Grieving Mother Supports Stop Frisk , But Says City Could Have Done More.
Stop-and- frisk is arguably the most controversial issue.
Groups want mayor to abandon "stop and frisk ".
"Stop and Frisk" has to stop.
Grieving Mother Supports Stop Frisk, But Says City Could Have Done More.
Stop-and-frisk is arguably the most controversial issue.
His church, in Jamaica, Queens, is located in one of the city's stop-and-frisk hotspots .
Despite widespread public opposition, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee appears increasingly committed to pursuing some form of a stop-and-frisk policy for the city.
WNYC reporter Ailsa Chang and Capital New York political reporter Azi Paybarah discuss the Cuomo administration's decision to put pressure on the NYPD stop and frisk policy.
NYPD Cop Calls Teen 'F**king Mutt ' During Stop-and-Frisk.
NYPD received complaint in ' mutt ' stop-and-frisk recording.
Stopped-and-Frisked: 'For Being a F**king Mutt ' The Nation.
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In science:

Frisk, Typical blocks of the category O for the queer Lie superalgebra. J.
Degenerate Affine Hecke-Clifford Algebras and Type $Q$ Lie Superalgebras
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