stunt


stunt
stunt
stunt1 [stunt]
vt.
[< 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]
1. to check the growth or development of; dwarf
2. to hinder (growth or development)
n.
1. the act or process of stunting or dwarfing
2. a stunted creature or thing
3. any of various plant diseases causing stunting
☆ stunt2 [stunt ]
n.
[< ?]
1. a display of skill or daring; feat; trick
2. something done for a thrill, to attract attention, etc.
3. Football any of various maneuvers involving different sets of defensive players, usually used to confuse the blockers while blitzing the quarterback
vi.
to perform a stunt or stunts

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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