Stunt is defined as to slow down or stop the growth of something.verb
An example of to stunt is to stop feeding a plant, thereby causing its growth to stop.
The definition of a stunt is the process that causes someone or something to stop growing, or something outrageous which is done to get attention.noun
- An example of a stunt is a chemical that makes plants stop growing.
- An example of a stunt is juggling balls of fire.
- to check the growth or development of; dwarf
- to hinder (growth or development)
Origin: < dial., short and thick, stunted < ME, dull, stupid (with sense infl. by ON stuttr, short) < OE < IE *(s)teud- < base *(s)teu-, to strike > stock
- the act or process of stunting or dwarfing
- a stunted creature or thing
- any of various plant diseases causing stunting
- a display of skill or daring; feat; trick
- something done for a thrill, to attract attention, etc.
- ☆ Football any of various maneuvers involving different sets of defensive players, usually used to confuse the blockers while blitzing the quarterback
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transitive verb stunt·ed, stunt·ing, stunts
- One that stunts.
- One that is stunted.
- A plant disease that causes dwarfing.
Origin: From Middle English stunnt, foolish, short-witted, short (influenced by Old Norse stuttr, short, dwarfish), from Old English stunt.
- stuntˈed·ness noun
- A feat displaying unusual strength, skill, or daring.
- Something done to attract attention or publicity.
Origin: Origin unknown.