mug shot

Definition of "mug shot"
  1. A photograph of a person's face, usually their front view and profile, taken by law enforcement authorities when the person is being arrested
How to use "mug shot" in a sentence
  1. To identify the culprit, the detective showed the victim several mug shots of known offenders in the area.
  2. The news published the mug shot of the accused man, leading to multiple other victims coming forward.
  3. The forensic team matched the man in the surveillance video to a mug shot from an earlier arrest.

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