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Kneecapping

Informal; the act of stopping a trend. The term is highly derogatory. For example, an analyst may accuse a government of kneecapping GDP growth by adopting a certain policy.
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The plan is to increase Bynum's leg strength in order to prevent another kneecap injury.
Louise, who trains point-to-pointers next door to her father, broke her kneecap in four places after landing on tarmac when the horse she was dismounting jinked.
DUNDEE UNITED'S Keith Watson has learned he suffered another dislocated kneecap when he was carried off playing for Forfar two weeks ago.
There was a creaky rough feeling when he bent his knee and putting side to side pressure on the kneecap was uncomfortable.
It was the first game for the Clippers since seeing Livingston go down with a horrific left knee injury Monday, in which he dislocated his left knee and kneecap and tore his anterior cruciate ligament, posterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament and lateral meniscus.
McGinley shattered his left kneecap at the age of 19, which ruined a promising career in Gaelic football.
Situated behind the kneecap and overlapping its posterior counterpart the PCL, the ACL limits excessive forward motion of the tibia, or shin bone.
The kneecap rides in a specific groove of the thighbone, and if the muscles are unbalanced, pain can begin from the kneecap grinding on the groove the wrong way.
ST JOHNSTONE keeper Allan Ferguson's career was hanging in the balance last night after he smashed his kneecap in the 0-0 draw with Rangers at Ibrox.
The back of the kneecap should have a smooth covering of cartilage which enables it to glide over the bottom of the femur or thigh bone when the leg is straightened.
Gorneault fractured his kneecap on a foul ball June 18 of last season but missed only 25 days.
Barrett, who began his career at Arsenal, suffered knee ligament damage at Livi that needed two operations, before then dislocating his kneecap.