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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.

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

  2. Stuntnoun

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

  3. Stuntnoun

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

  4. 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. Carter Page:

    There are certain questions I have, frankly speaking, just reading that report ... that makes me wonder whether this was really just a political stunt, we've seen that looking back at the history of political intelligence operations going back many decades.

  2. Dustin Diamond:

    There was a stunt person, i had to take a chance. What if that thing had made $3 or 4 million?

  3. Eric Schweitzer:

    The economy ministry's proposals are eroding fair competition in Europe's electricity market at the expense of German coal-powered stations, the inevitable increase in electricity prices will place an additional burden on the German economy and stunt the competitiveness of many companies.

  4. Norman County Attorney James Brue:

    The reality that this foolish stunt was dreamed up, planned, and executed by Pedro Ruiz, and the defendant wrongfully and tragically relied on Pedro Ruiz assurances that the stunt was safe.

  5. Jordanian Interior Minister Hussein Majali:

    They tried to cause problems internally in Jordan and haven't succeeded, they are now trying to drive a wedge between the coalition with this latest low PR stunt.

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    a wild and exciting undertaking (not necessarily lawful)
    • A. disturb
    • B. refine
    • C. attend
    • D. adventure

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