Translation of kneecap in Spanish:

kneecap

rótula, n.

Pronunciation /ˈniːkap//ˈniˌkæp/

noun

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    rótula feminine
    • The tendon that connects the kneecap to the thigh muscle (patellar tendon) can be torn if the knee is bent too far back.
    • He needs more surgery, this time to graft together the bone in the kneecap.
    • He lost his leg just above the kneecap last year as a result of a motorcycle accident.
    • Drilled into his knee was a large hole where the bullet had smashed into his kneecap, shattering two bones.
    • It affects the cartilage on the back of the kneecap and causes pain and stiffness, especially when going up and down stairs.

transitive verb

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    dispararle a las rodillas a
    • Would you be afraid to meet him late at night in a dark alley, just in case he was carrying a crowbar and threatening to kneecap you?
    • Schools kneecapped by tax cuts become ‘failing schools’ and get further funding cuts.
    • The boy's first taste of warfare was to kneecap a prisoner from the rebel forces.
    • This is particularly so in an environment where worker alienation is so strong and the once authoritative independent commission has been kneecapped.
    • He must not enter Railton Terrace in Moston, where he allegedly approached a resident and threatened to have him kneecapped.
    • The less-than-dynamic duo may yet get it right, especially if they can stop kneecapping themselves with stupid stunts.
    • In real life he's heavily involved in a secret life of gangland crime and kneecapping.
    • The kneecapping, tar and feathering, the beatings, and the killing (if you didn't comply with the 1st warning) were respected by many in the nationalist community.
    • The jury heard the kneecapping took place in February 1999, three years before Hickson shot Smith dead.
    • The strong chassis, excellent impact absorption and multiple airbags (including one under the steering wheel to prevent it from kneecapping the driver) won it five safety stars.
    • On one side, new media with new styles are booming; on the other, credibility crises have kneecapped such previously authoritative institutions as CBS News, The New York Times, and the BBC.
    • Three years earlier Mr Smith had kneecapped him, breaking his leg with a baseball bat after drugs he was looking after went missing, the jury heard.
    • For many years people stayed away from Northern Ireland, frightened that they might be shot, bombed or kneecapped in the street for no reason other than their Religion.
    • In the last two months, they are reported to have carried out at least 13 punishment shootings in Belfast and South Armagh - often involving youths being kneecapped for joyriding, petty theft, drug taking and other offences.
    • Mr Hackett said the defendant then left the house making threats to petrol bomb it and to kneecap his family.
    • They made lots of general party noise, which was fine up to about 11 p.m. After that, I wanted to go outside and kneecap them all with my cricket bat.
    • A fellow in the audience said I should be kneecapped for making these remarks.
    • A long slump in oil prices, 17 percent inflation and unemployment of at least nine percent has kneecapped Iran's economy.