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)
See stunt in Webster's New World College Dictionary
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
Origin: < ?
See stunt in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb stunt·ed, stunt·ing, stunts
Origin: From Middle English stunnt, foolish, short-witted, short (influenced by Old Norse stuttr, short, dwarfish)
Origin: , from Old English stunt.
Origin: Origin unknown.
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