Stunt



verb (used with object)
1.
to stop, slow down, or hinder the growth or development of; dwarf:
A harsh climate stunted the trees. Brutal treatment in childhood stunted his personality.
noun
2.
a stop or hindrance in growth or development.
3.
arrested development.
4.
a plant or animal hindered from attaining its proper growth.
5.
Plant Pathology. a disease of plants, characterized by a dwarfing or stunting of the plant.
noun
1.
a performance displaying a person’s skill or dexterity, as in athletics; feat:
an acrobatic stunt.
2.
any remarkable feat performed chiefly to attract attention:
The kidnapping was said to be a publicity stunt.
verb (used without object)
3.
to do a stunt or stunts.
4.
Television Slang. to add specials, miniseries, etc., to a schedule of programs, especially so as to increase ratings.
verb (used with object)
5.
to use in doing stunts:
to stunt an airplane.
verb
1.
(transitive) to prevent or impede the growth or development of (a plant, animal, etc)
noun
2.
the act or an instance of stunting
3.
a person, animal, or plant that has been stunted
noun
1.
an acrobatic, dangerous, or spectacular action
2.
an acrobatic or dangerous piece of action in a film or television programme
3.
anything spectacular or unusual done to gain publicity
verb
4.
(intransitive) to perform a stunt or stunts
stunner

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