stunt ( stunts plural & 3rd person present) ( stunting present participle) ( stunted past tense & past participle )
1 n-count A stunt is something interesting that is done in order to attract attention and get publicity for the person or company responsible for it.
In a bold promotional stunt for the movie, he smashed his car into a passing truck.
2 n-count A stunt is a dangerous and exciting piece of action in a film.
Sean Connery insisted on living dangerously for his new film by performing his own stunts.
3 verb If something stunts the growth or development of a person or thing, it prevents it from growing or developing as much as it should. The heart condition had stunted his growth a bit... V n High interest rates have stunted economic growth. V n
stunted adj Damage may result in stunted growth and sometimes death of the plant.
stunt man ( stunt men plural ) , stuntman A stunt man is a man whose job is to do dangerous things, either for publicity, or in a film instead of an actor so that the actor does not risk being injured. n-count
stunt woman ( stunt women plural ) , stuntwoman A stunt woman is a woman whose job is to do dangerous things, either for publicity, or in a film instead of an actor so that the actor does not risk being injured. n-count
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