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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stuntnoun

    a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention

  2. stuntverb

    a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth

  3. stuntverb

    check the growth or development of

    "You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"

  4. stuntverb

    perform a stunt or stunts


  1. Stuntnoun

    an unusual action performed to gain public attention; as, a publicity stunt.

    Etymology: [Cf. Stint a task.]

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stuntverb

    to hinder from growing to the natural size; to prevent the growth of; to stint, to dwarf; as, to stunt a child; to stunt a plant

    Etymology: [See Stint.]

  2. Stuntnoun

    a check in growth; also, that which has been checked in growth; a stunted animal or thing

    Etymology: [See Stint.]

  3. Stuntnoun

    specifically: A whale two years old, which, having been weaned, is lean, and yields but little blubber

    Etymology: [See Stint.]


  1. Stunt

    A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat or an act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes usually on TV, theatre, or cinema. Stunts are a big part of many action films. Before computer generated imagery special effects, these effects were limited to the use of models, false perspective and other in-camera effects, unless the creator could find someone willing to jump from car to car or hang from the edge of a skyscraper: the stunt performer or stunt double.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stunt

    stunt, v.t. to hinder from growth, to dwarf, check.—n. a check in growth: an animal whose growth is stunted.—adj. Stunt′ed, dwarfed.—n. Stunt′edness, state of being stunted. [A.S. stunt, blunt; Ice. stuttr, short.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. stuntnoun

    Sexual acts.

  2. stuntnoun

    A person who performs stunts. Well, what you are is a stunt, man. You're on a hunt and your plan is to take all you can -- Brand Nubian (Slow Down)

  3. stuntnoun

    To pull a stunt, to try something difficult. Stacking paper thats my nature, pull a stunt to major capers -- Lil' Bing, Lil' Villain, Grimm and Ikeman (Lately)

  4. stuntnoun

    To show off

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of stunt in a Sentence

  1. Robert Thompson:

    The Brian Williams story really poisoned the waters of the celebrity anchor person, no one now wants to pull the big stunt, get the biggest person you can get, because that's exactly what got the U.S. networks in trouble in the first place.

  2. Steve Dickson:

    It's clearly a PR stunt for the Federal Aviation Administration and a free endorsement for Boeing.

  3. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden:

    We believe that we have evidence at this point to indicate that it was a publicity stunt done with the hopes of marketing themselves, or better marketing themselves, for a reality television show at some point in the future, clearly, we were manipulated by the family. And the media was manipulated by the family.

  4. Katie Hobbs:

    What Maricopa County officials're seeing happen is not an audit, it is a fundraising stunt.

  5. Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift:

    It is patently false to say the Department had not engaged the board, when as recently as January 8 we were working with the board to renew their charter, schedule a meeting and fill vacancies, their hollow and dishonest political stunt should be a clear indicator of the intention of this group.

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    of persons; taken advantage of
    • A. alternate
    • B. victimised
    • C. dangerous
    • D. suspicious

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