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perp walk

1. noun The forced walking of an arrested suspect or alleged criminal through a public space so as to allow him or her to be photographed or recorded on video. ("Perp" being short for perpetrator.) The photographers crowded the courtroom steps, eager to get a shot of the billionaire con artist as he began his perp walk.
2. verb (sometimes hyphenated) To force an arrested suspect to perform such a public walk. Police officers perp walked the actor through the crowd after he was arrested for allegedly beating up a reporter.
See also: perp, walk

perp

(pɚp)
n. a perpetrator; someone who does something, such as committing a crime. The perp left a good set of prints on the doorknob.
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The university's chairman of the board, Antonio Laperal Tamayo, its president, Anthony Moran Tamayo, join the Perpetualite Community in greeting the ALTAS Perps Squad.
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You have to expect perpetrators who've seen the North Hollywood bank robbery shootout on TV, and the movie "Heat" that inspired the perps in that incident.
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Perpetual Help upheld its reputation with a record ninth NCAA cheerleading crown in 12 seasons Tuesday night at Mall of Asia Arena, but the Perps Squad isn't resting on its laurels and has set its sights on another title next year.
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Tonight, Hunter and McCall have relocated to San Diego, where a group of trigger-happy women are robbing banks; McCall's convinced the perps are already in prison, but how do they get out?
After two straight seasons of playing second fiddle to the Altas Perps Squad, the Chief Squad finally came through and captured their first ever cheerleading title while ending the former's stranglehold of the sport.