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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 them to be photographed or recorded on video. ("Perp" is 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 To force an arrested suspect to perform such a public walk. Sometimes hyphenated. 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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A series of crimes against the supernaturals isn't her fault, and results in a deadly race to uncover the true perp before the community locates and kills her.
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She is blaming the victim while allowing the perp off the hook.
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