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The act of, when vaccuming, running over a piece of lint or string eight or nine times with the vacuum cleaner, picking it up, examining it, then throwing it back down to give the vacuum one last chance.
Repeat as frequently as necessary.
Linda!
You're doing carperpetuation again!
Just take that fucking piece of string over to the wastepaperbasket or flush it away in the shitbowl instead of pissing away the whole goddamn day trying to vaccum it up!
by Telephony August 06, 2014

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(kar' pur pet u a shun) n. The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.
James couldn't vacuum up the string. Carperpetuation was the only option.
by Ford escapes are nice March 26, 2010

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Act of sweeping over a piece of lint several times, picking it up, inspecting it, putting it back down, sweeping over it again and it still doesn't pick up.
Self explanitory
by Micool T January 21, 2004

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