pat down
transitive verb Date: circa 1957 frisk

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pat-down — /pat down /, n. an act or instance of passing the hands over the body of a clothed person to detect concealed weapons, drugs, etc.; frisking. Also, pat down. [n. use of v. phrase pat down] * * * pat down «pat down» noun a superficial search for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pat-down — /pat down /, n. an act or instance of passing the hands over the body of a clothed person to detect concealed weapons, drugs, etc.; frisking. Also, pat down. [n. use of v. phrase pat down] * * * …   Universalium

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  • pat down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms pat down : present tense I/you/we/they pat down he/she/it pats down present participle patting down past tense patted down past participle patted down to touch someone s clothes in order to check whether they… …   English dictionary

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  • pat — pat1 /pat/, v., patted, patting, n. v.t. 1. to strike lightly or gently with something flat, as with a paddle or the palm of the hand, usually in order to flatten, smooth, or shape: to pat dough into flat pastry forms. 2. to stroke or tap gently… …   Universalium

  • pat — I 1. verb Brian patted her on the shoulder Syn: tap, slap lightly, clap, touch 2. noun 1) a pat on the cheek Syn: tap, light blow, clap, touch 2) a pat of butter Syn …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • pat — I UK [pæt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms pat : present tense I/you/we/they pat he/she/it pats present participle patting past tense patted past participle patted * to touch someone gently several times with a flat hand to show that you care… …   English dictionary

  • down — I [[t]daʊn[/t]] adv. 1) from higher to lower; toward or into a lower position or level: Tell him to come down[/ex] 2) on or to the ground, floor, or the like: to fall down[/ex] 3) to or in a sitting or lying position 4) to an area or district… …   From formal English to slang

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