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pur puh trayt

  • v  perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    perpetrate a crime

  • And we will be merciless when it comes to dealing with terrorism and those who perpetrate it.
  • His relationship skills helped him perpetrate a $500 million pyramid scheme but couldn't save him from the consequences: a 12-year sentence in federal prison.
  • Even if redemption awaits Jamal, the violence he and Salim witness, or perpetrate, is as gritty as that in the Brazilian urban classic City of God (2002).
News & Articles

  • Why Govenments Are Lying About Life Expectancy
    Russian literature is not something that is going to cheer you up. In Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, his main character sets out to buy up the servitude of dead serfs to perpetrate a grand fraud. It is not a happy read.
    July 8, 2013 - Forbes
  • Wire transfer company warns of “family scams”
    VIRGINIA BEACH -- MoneyGram, a money transfer company, is fighting back against the criminals who give their company a bad name. Often, thieves target unsuspecting victims with stories that lure them into wiring money, which turns out to be a scam. "We hate it when fraudsters use our services to perpetrate fraud," says MoneyGram spokesperson, Mike Gutierrez. The company is sending out a warning ...
    June 11, 2013 - 13 News, WVEC Hampton Roads
Quotes

  • Magnus Ranstorp in International Herald Tribune
    People often assume that terrorists are poor, disadvantaged people who are brainwashed or need the money. But the ones who actually perpetrate violence without handlers and manipulation are highly intelligent by necessity,said Magnus...
  • Manmohan Singh in The Hindu
    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday that hostile groups and elements were operating "from across the border to perpetrate terrorist acts in our country, and Jammu and Kashmir bears the brunt of the acts of these groups."

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