kneecapped kneecapped

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint
  2. (v) shoot in the kneecap, often done by terrorist groups as a warning

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Pedro Martinez, Red Sox: Unless the Yankees have him kneecapped, this is the surest bet in sports 2.
  2. The loudest cries come from the Army, where Rumsfeld and his troops have kneecapped the two men in charge.
  3. The loudest cries come from the Army, where Rumsfeld and his troops have kneecapped the two men in charge.

News

  • Why the Fall of Big Law Matters

    Reuters These are grim days for large corporate law firms, which like everyone else were kneecapped by the recession, but have since emerged into a harsh new economic order where their old business model ...
    on July 23, 2013     Source: The Atlantic via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  • "One senator - just one - without notice, kept us from bringing that new accountability and openness to the Senate," Wyden said in a fiery floor speech after the ordeal. "We got kneecapped."
    on May 14, 2010 By: Ron Wyden Source: Los Angeles Times

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