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Noun, Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


Noun frisk has 1 sense

Verb frisk has 2 senses


friska. [OF. frieque, cf. OHG. frise lively, brisk, fresh, Dan. & Sw. frisk, Icel. friskr. See Fresh, a.].
     Lively; brisk; frolicsome; frisky.  Bp. Hall.  [1913 Webster]
     A frolic; a fit of wanton gayety; a gambol: a little playful skip or leap.  Johnson.  [1913 Webster]
friskv. i. 
     To leap, skip, dance, or gambol, in fronc and gayety.  [1913 Webster]
    "The frisking satyrs on the summits danced."  [1913 Webster]
friskv. t. 
     To search (a person) for concealed weapons or other objects, by patting the clothing to detect objects underneath; as, the police pulled the car over and frisked the occupants.  [WordNet 1.5]


frisk, v. & n.
1 intr. leap or skip playfully.
2 tr. sl. feel over or search (a person) for a weapon etc. (usu. rapidly).
1 a playful leap or skip.
2 sl. the frisking of a person.

frisker n.
obs. frisk (adj.) f. OF frisque lively, of unkn. orig.



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, cut up, dance, delight, delve, dido, dig, disport, domiciliary visit, dragnet, examine, exploration, explore, exult, falcade, fan, flounce, fool around, forage, frolic, gallop, gambade, gambado, gambol, glory, go on horseback, go over, go through, hack, horse around, house-search, hunt, hunting, inspect, joy, jubilate, jump about, leap, lilt, look around, look round, look through, lope, mount, nose around, pace, perquisition, piaffe, play, poke, poke around, posse, prance, probe, pry, quest, ramp, ransacking, rejoice, research, revel, ride bareback, ride hard, rollick, romp, root, rummage, search, search party, search through, search warrant, search-and-destroy operation, searching, shake down, sing, skip, skip for joy, smell around, sport, stalk, stalking, still hunt, take horse, tittup, trip, trot, turning over, whistle




VB be cheerful, 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, ridentem dicere virum, cheer up, brighten up, light up, bear up, chirp, take heart, cast away care, drive dull care away, perk up, keep a stiff upper lip, rejoice, carol, chirrup, lilt, frisk, rollick, give a loose to mirth, cheer, enliven, elate, exhilarate, gladden, inspirit, animate, raise the spirits, inspire, perk up, put in good humor, cheer the heart, rejoice the heart, delight.


VB 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, convulse with laughter, set the table in a roar, be the death of one, recreate, solace, cheer, rejoice, please, interest, treat, regale, amuse oneself, game, play a game, play pranks, play tricks, sport, disport, toy, wanton, revel, junket, feast, carouse, banquet, make merry, drown care, drive dull care away, frolic, gambol, frisk, romp, caper, dance, keep up the ball, run a rig, sow one's wild oats, have one's fling, take one's pleasure, paint the town red, see life, desipere in loco, play the fool, make holiday, keep holiday, go a Maying, while away the time, beguile the time, kill time, dally, smile, simper, smirk, grin, grin like a Cheshire cat, mock, laugh in one's sleeve, laugh, laugh outright, giggle, titter, snigger, crow, snicker, chuckle, cackle, burst out, burst into a fit of laughter, shout, split, roar, shake one's sides, split one's sides, hold both one's sides, roar with laughter, die with laughter.


VB travel, journey, course, take a journey, go a journey, take a walk, go out for walk, have a run, take the air, flit, take wing, migrate, emigrate, trek, rove, prowl, roam, range, patrol, pace up and down, traverse, scour the country, traverse the country, peragrate, circumambulate, perambulate, nomadize, wander, ramble, stroll, saunter, hover, go one's rounds, straggle, gad, gad about, expatiate, walk, march, step, tread, pace, plod, wend, go by shank's mare, promenade, trudge, tramp, stalk, stride, straddle, strut, foot it, hoof it, stump, bundle, bowl along, toddle, paddle, tread a path, take horse, ride, drive, trot, amble, canter, prance, fisk, frisk, caracoler, caracole, gallop, embark, board, set out, hit the road, get going, get underway, peg on, jog on, wag on, shuffle on, stir one's stumps, bend one's steps, bend one's course, make one's way, find one's way, wend one's way, pick one's way, pick one's way, thread one's way, plow one's way, slide, glide, coast, skim, skate, march in procession, file on, defile, go to, repair to, resort to, hie to, betake oneself to.


VB leap, jump up, jump over the moon, hop, spring, bound, vault, ramp, cut capers, trip, skip, dance, caper, buck, buck jump, curvet, caracole, foot it, bob, bounce, flounce, start, frisk, jump about, trip it on the light fantastic toe, trip the light fantastic, dance oneself off one's legs, dance off one's shoes.

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