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  • v. Present participle of herniate.


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  • Within seconds of their arrival on stage, it was clear there was an excruciating gulf between ARE Weapons' opinion of themselves – they were nearly herniating themselves trying to be confrontational, to give off a Suicide-like aura of druggy Lower East Side sleaze – and the actual sound they were making, which was simultaneously clodhopping and feeble in the extreme.

    The worst gig we ever played: musicians on their on-stage lows

  • Or less herniating, at least, with a SEVENTY SIX POUND suitcase.

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  • I ended up rupturing a couple of disks in my back and herniating a few more.

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  • Lula contorts his face and pounds his small fist against his forehead, herniating himself to come up with the right answer.

    Tattoos on the Heart

  • A horse fell on her, cracking her ribs, injuring her spleen and herniating a disk in her neck. - Dutch rider dances to dressage gold

  • “She was close to herniating through the tentorium,” said Roman.


  • But then, this was a genuine honeymoon paradise and the one thing its clients would demand was a decent bed; the clients of the Dunny pub were usually too drunk to object to herniating springs.

    The Thorn Birds

  • When I fell out of a tree (my safety rope caught me, but not before falling 10 'or so) herniating a disk in my lower back, I needed to see a chiropractor immediately and often.


  • Faculty who have to slog through herniating piles of grading would have a reasonable objection to seeing colleagues who don't.

    Inside Higher Ed

  • In 2003 I had a head on collision with a semi (nobody got ticketed, it was an accident) that resulted in, among other things, fracturing L4 and L5 and herniating the discs between L4, L5 and S1 (I also had huge blunt force trauma thoracic injuries including cardiac tamponade and a pneumothorax that nearly killed me).



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