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    frisk or frisk down

    The airport security staff frisks you or frisks you down?

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    #2

    Re: frisk or frisk down

    Frisk.

    Or "pat down" but nor "frisk down."

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    Re: frisk or frisk down

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Frisk.

    Or "pat down" but nor "frisk down."
    If I said ''frisk somebody down it would be wrong?

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    #4

    Re: frisk or frisk down

    Yes. "Frisk" says enough. "They frisked me going into the football game."

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    Re: frisk or frisk down

    But, of course, it'd be understood. That sort of conflation of related idioms is quite common. Some Applied Linguist (I think it was Prodromo) collects them. The only one I remember from his collection of slips is "pipe up" + "chip in" = "pipe in". Such slips aren't right, but native speakers do make them.

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