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Related to stunt: shunt, pull a stunt

stunt 1

 (stŭnt)
tr.v. stunt·ed, stunt·ing, stunts
To check the growth or development of.
n.
1. One that stunts.
2. One that is stunted.
3. A plant disease that causes dwarfing.

[From Middle English stunnt, foolish, short-witted, short (influenced by Old Norse stuttr, short, dwarfish), from Old English stunt.]

stunt′ed·ness n.

stunt 2

 (stŭnt)
n.
1. A feat displaying unusual strength, skill, or daring.
2. Something done to attract attention or publicity.
intr.v. stunt·ed, stunt·ing, stunts
To perform stunts or a stunt.

[Origin unknown.]

stunt

(stʌnt)
vb
(Biology) (tr) to prevent or impede the growth or development of (a plant, animal, etc)
n
1. the act or an instance of stunting
2. (Biology) a person, animal, or plant that has been stunted
[C17 (as vb: to check the growth of): perhaps from C15 stont of short duration, from Old English stunt simple, foolish; sense probably influenced by Old Norse stuttr short in stature, dwarfed]
ˈstunted adj
ˈstuntedness n

stunt

(stʌnt)
n
1. an acrobatic, dangerous, or spectacular action
2. (Film) an acrobatic or dangerous piece of action in a film or television programme
3. (Marketing) anything spectacular or unusual done to gain publicity
vb
(intr) to perform a stunt or stunts
[C19: US student slang, of unknown origin]

stunt1

(stʌnt)

v.t.
1. to stop, slow down, or hinder the growth or development of.
n.
2. a stop or hindrance in growth or development.
3. arrested development.
4. a plant or animal hindered from attaining its proper growth.
5. a disease of plants, characterized by a dwarfing or stunting of the plant.
[1575–85; v. use of dial. stunt dwarfed, stubborn (Middle English; Old English: stupid), c. Middle High German stunz, Old Norse stuttr short; akin to stint1]
stunt′ed•ness, n.

stunt2

(stʌnt)

n.
1. a performance displaying a person's skill, dexterity, or daring; feat.
2. a feat performed chiefly to attract attention: a publicity stunt.
v.i.
3. to do a stunt or stunts.
[1890–95, Amer.; orig. uncertain]

stunt


Past participle: stunted
Gerund: stunting

Imperative
stunt
stunt
Present
I stunt
you stunt
he/she/it stunts
we stunt
you stunt
they stunt
Preterite
I stunted
you stunted
he/she/it stunted
we stunted
you stunted
they stunted
Present Continuous
I am stunting
you are stunting
he/she/it is stunting
we are stunting
you are stunting
they are stunting
Present Perfect
I have stunted
you have stunted
he/she/it has stunted
we have stunted
you have stunted
they have stunted
Past Continuous
I was stunting
you were stunting
he/she/it was stunting
we were stunting
you were stunting
they were stunting
Past Perfect
I had stunted
you had stunted
he/she/it had stunted
we had stunted
you had stunted
they had stunted
Future
I will stunt
you will stunt
he/she/it will stunt
we will stunt
you will stunt
they will stunt
Future Perfect
I will have stunted
you will have stunted
he/she/it will have stunted
we will have stunted
you will have stunted
they will have stunted
Future Continuous
I will be stunting
you will be stunting
he/she/it will be stunting
we will be stunting
you will be stunting
they will be stunting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been stunting
you have been stunting
he/she/it has been stunting
we have been stunting
you have been stunting
they have been stunting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been stunting
you will have been stunting
he/she/it will have been stunting
we will have been stunting
you will have been stunting
they will have been stunting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been stunting
you had been stunting
he/she/it had been stunting
we had been stunting
you had been stunting
they had been stunting
Conditional
I would stunt
you would stunt
he/she/it would stunt
we would stunt
you would stunt
they would stunt
Past Conditional
I would have stunted
you would have stunted
he/she/it would have stunted
we would have stunted
you would have stunted
they would have stunted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stunt - a difficult or unusual or dangerous featstunt - a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention
exploit, feat, effort - a notable achievement; "he performed a great feat"; "the book was her finest effort"
Russian roulette - a stunt in which you spin the cylinder of a revolver that is loaded with only one bullet and then point the muzzle at your head and pull the trigger
acrobatic feat, acrobatic stunt - a stunt performed by an acrobat
2.stunt - a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Verb1.stunt - check the growth or development of; "You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles"
hinder, impede - be a hindrance or obstacle to; "She is impeding the progress of our project"
dwarf - check the growth of; "the lack of sunlight dwarfed these pines"
2.stunt - perform a stunt or stunts
performing arts - arts or skills that require public performance
perform, do, execute - carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance"

stunt

1
noun feat, act, trick, exploit, deed, tour de force (French), gest (archaic) a bold promotional stunt

stunt

2
noun hamper, restrict, curb, slow down, hold up, interfere with, hinder, impede The heart condition has stunted his growth a bit.

stunt

noun
1. A great or heroic deed:
2. A clever, dexterous act:
Translations
عَمَلٌ جَرِئٌ وَ مُثِيرعَمَل مُثير وَجَسوريُعيق، يَمْنَع
akrobatický kousekbrzdithusarský kousekrůst
stunthæmmenummer
temppu
senzacija
glæfrabragîhindra/draga úr vexti/òroska
離れわざ
아슬아슬한 연기
efektīgs trikskavēt/apturēt attīstībusupernumurs s
brzdiť rasthusársky kúsok
konststycke
สิ่งที่ทำให้ผู้คนสนใจ
büyümesini önlemekdublörtehlikeli numara
sự kiện gây chú ý

stunt

1 [stʌnt] VT [+ tree, growth] → impedir (el crecimiento de), atrofiar

stunt

2 [stʌnt]
A. N
1. (= feat) → proeza f, hazaña f; (for film) → escena f peligrosa, toma f peligrosa (Aer) → vuelo m acrobático, ejercicio m acrobático
to pull a stunthacer algo peligroso (y tonto)
2. (= publicity stunt) → truco m publicitario
it's just a stunt to get your moneyes sólo un truco para sacarte dinero
B. VI (Aer) → hacer vuelos acrobáticos
C. CPD stunt flier Naviador(a) m/f acrobático/a

stunt

[ˈstʌnt]
n
(in film)cascade f
(to attract attention)coup m
a publicity stunt → un coup de pub
(AVIATION)acrobatie f
vt [+ growth, development] → retarder
stunt kite

stunt

:
stunt flying
nKunstflug m
stunt kite
nDrachen m (mit dem Flugmanöver vorgeführt werden können)
stuntman
nStuntman m, → Double nt
stuntwoman
nStuntwoman nt, → Double nt

stunt

1
nKunststück nt, → Nummer f; (= publicity stunt, trick)Gag m; (Aviat) → Kunststück nt; (Film) → Stunt m; to do stunts (= be stuntman)ein Stuntman sein, doubeln; he does most of his own stuntsgefährliche Szenen spielt er meist selbst

stunt

2
vt (lit, fig) growth, developmenthemmen; trees, mind etcverkümmern lassen

stunt

1 [stʌnt] n (Aer) (for film) → acrobazia (Comm) → trovata pubblicitaria
it's just a stunt to get your money → è tutto un trucco per farti tirar fuori i soldi

stunt

2 [stʌnt] vt (tree, person) → arrestare la crescita or lo sviluppo di; (growth) → arrestare

stunt1

(stant) verb
to prevent or check the full growth or development of. It is thought that smoking by a pregnant mother may stunt the baby's growth.
ˈstunted adjective
not well grown. a stunted tree.

stunt2

(stant) noun
something (daring or spectacular) done to attract attention etc. One of his stunts was to cross the Niagara Falls blindfolded on a tight rope.
ˈstuntman (-mӕn) noun
a person who takes the place of an actor in film sequences involving eg athletic skill and danger.

stunt

عَمَلٌ جَرِئٌ وَ مُثِير akrobatický kousek stunt Stunt ακροβατικό acrobacia temppu cascade senzacija acrobazia 離れわざ 아슬아슬한 연기 stunt stunt wyczyn façanha трюк konststycke สิ่งที่ทำให้ผู้คนสนใจ dublör sự kiện gây chú ý 惊险动作

stunt

vt (growth, development) impedir (el crecimiento, el desarrollo)
References in classic literature ?
That's about all it's good for, yet it's a good stunt. Audiences like to believe that the animals enjoy doing their tricks, and that they are treated like pampered darlings, and that they just love their masters to death.
His favorite stunt, when he isn't collecting rattlesnakes, is to wait for a forty-mile-an-hour breeze, and then get up and walk on the parapet of a skyscraper--on the lee side, mind you, so that if he blows off there's nothing to fetch him up but the street.
"Is it any wonder he was thin and stunted looking?" said Dan.
Seizing the stocky, stunted body in his mighty hands Tarzan raised the creature high above his head, hurling him at his fellows who were now gathered ready to bear down upon their erstwhile captive.
Mile after mile of stunted trees: some hewn down by the axe, some blown down by the wind, some half fallen and resting on their neighbours, many mere logs half hidden in the swamp, others mouldered away to spongy chips.
Pure, bracing ventilation they must have up there at all times, indeed: one may guess the power of the north wind blowing over the edge, by the excessive slant of a few stunted firs at the end of the house; and by a range of gaunt thorns all stretching their limbs one way, as if craving alms of the sun.
On the right and on the left of the road, which the dismal procession pursued, appeared a few low, stunted trees, which looked like deformed dwarfs crouching down to watch men traveling at this sinister hour.
On the other side of the gate a sandy driver disappeared into an avenue of ragged and stunted elm trees, which effectually concealed any view of the house.
Erstwhile worth-while fun and stunts seemed no longer worth while; and it was a torment to listen to the insipidities and stupidities of women, to the pompous, arrogant sayings of the little half-baked men.
To this end I left the more frequented regions, the wooded valleys, the corn-fields, and the meadow-lands, and proceeded to mount the steep acclivity of Wildfell, the wildest and the loftiest eminence in our neighbourhood, where, as you ascend, the hedges, as well as the trees, become scanty and stunted, the former, at length, giving place to rough stone fences, partly greened over with ivy and moss, the latter to larches and Scotch fir-trees, or isolated blackthorns.
Great heaps of ashes; stagnant pools, overgrown with rank grass and duckweed; broken turnstiles; and the upright posts of palings long since carried off for firewood, which menaced all heedless walkers with their jagged and rusty nails; were the leading features of the landscape: while here and there a donkey, or a ragged horse, tethered to a stake, and cropping off a wretched meal from the coarse stunted turf, were quite in keeping with the scene, and would have suggested (if the houses had not done so, sufficiently, of themselves) how very poor the people were who lived in the crazy huts adjacent, and how foolhardy it might prove for one who carried money, or wore decent clothes, to walk that way alone, unless by daylight.
A space of stunted grass and dry rubbish being between him and the young rabble, he took his eyeglass out of his waistcoat to look for any child he knew by name, and might order off.