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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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With a medial luxation, dogs tend to hold their leg out to the side while the kneecap is dislocated.
They may or may not have swelling around the kneecap.
There's a finite number of kneecaps in Northern Ireland and a distinct chance that, by the time you drag yourselves into the 21st century, we'll have run out.
It is common in teenagers, particularly those fond of sport, and is caused by the tendon of the kneecap becoming inflamed and causing swelling and new bone growth.
The muscles in her thighs were overworked to compensate for her loose kneecaps and her overly intense weightlifting routine caused a groin injury that prevented her from practicing the breaststroke for two months.
To be successful, the discus thrower must possess postural, or core, strength: the ability to control his torso from the kneecaps up to the chest.
FEAR of kneecaps and a terror of frozen peas have been revealed as Britain's strangest phobias in a TV documentary.
Because it's easy to force turnout with bent knees, dancers with vulnerable kneecaps need to perform each movement within their natural range of motion to avoid injury.
BARRY FRY admitted last night he once threatened to break Harry Redknapp's kneecaps.
His heart stopped and the electricity burned through his kneecaps, two toes on his right foot and into his back.
The problem with his kneecaps seems to be a genetic thing.
One beautiful touch: standing behind her partner, the ballerina positions her kneecaps at the bend in his knees so that, as he lunges and kneels, her legs bend accordingly, and she descends to the floor.