Definitions for stunt
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a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention
a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth
check the growth or development of
"You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"
perform a stunt or stunts
an unusual action performed to gain public attention; as, a publicity stunt.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To hinder from growth.
Etymology: stunta, Islandick.
Though this usage stunted the girl in her growth, it gave her a hardy constitution; she had life and spirit. Arbuthnot.
There he stopt short, nor since has writ a tittle,
But has the wit to make the most of little;
Like stunted hide-bound trees, that just have got
Sufficient sap at once to bear and rot. Alexander Pope.
The tree grew scrubby, dry’d a-top and stunted,
And the next parson stubb’d and burnt it. Jonathan Swift.
A stunt is an unusual and difficult physical feat or an act requiring a special skill, performed for artistic purposes usually on television, theaters, or cinema. Stunts are a feature 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.
A stunt is an unusual or difficult physical action or deed, typically performed for entertainment purposes such as in films or live performances. Stunts often require specialized skills and may involve a high level of danger or risk.
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
a check in growth; also, that which has been checked in growth; a stunted animal or thing
specifically: A whale two years old, which, having been weaned, is lean, and yields but little blubber
Etymology: [See Stint.]
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
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.]
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)
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)
To show off
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The numerical value of stunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of stunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
The question that is so clearly in many potential parents minds: Why should we stunt our ambitions and impoverish our lives in order to be insulted and looked down upon in our old age?
The case of tennis player has got nothing to do with covid vaccination, but it is a publicity stunt and indirect promotion of french open
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.
If it feels like a stunt, then those of us in the writer's room will have done something wrong.
Republicans want to force this political stunt to distract from the fact that they neither have a plan nor a sense of urgency to deal with the threat of climate change, everyone knows it's a stunt, including the majority leader himself. He put something on the floor and then votes no. What's the point of that ?
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