This page is about the phrasal verb pat down
Meaning: to check that somebody isn't carrying a prohibited item, such as a gun, by patting different parts of their bodySynonym: frisk
- pat down sb Security guards patted down everybody who entered the airport.
- pat sb down In some American schools armed guards pat the kids down before allowing them inside.
The police patted the suspects down to make sure they weren't carrying any
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Contributor: Matt Errey