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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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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.
Consider purchasing a Cho-Pat [R] band that can be placed around the patellar tendon to offset the shock absorption of the kneecap.
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.
He nicked one of my players and I did threaten to break his kneecaps," said Fry.
DUNDEE UNITED'S Keith Watson has learned he suffered another dislocated kneecap when he was carried off playing for Forfar two weeks ago.
I looked up and saw kneecaps and looked up more and saw the biggest thing I'd ever seen in my life,'' Bookout said.
Mr Peterson, of Newport, said: "Most of the people we are acting for have shattered kneecaps.
The eight-year-old was born without kneecaps - but has just defied medical advice to become a British martial arts champion.
The only problem with some of these small, informal institutions is the high interest rates on loans and the ugly late-payment fees they tend to exact, like popped collar buttons and broken kneecaps (and they're not FDIC-insured).
A period of rapid growth in a young student may produce temporary inadequacy of the quadriceps and cause the dancer with a jarrete configuration (knock-knees or saber-shaped legs) to push back and lock the kneecaps instead of placing the weight more forward on the feet.
His heart stopped and the electricity burned through his kneecaps, two toes on his right foot and into his back.
We are about to lose our multi-million dollar custom kneecap program because our costs are out of control.