Kneecapping


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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 move comes as revenge shootings, beatings and kneecappings rise at an alarming rate.
Mr Trimble said he believed the presence of human rights activists could marshal world opinion and end kneecappings for good.