stunt

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Pronunciation[change]

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Noun[change]

Singular
stunt

Plural
stunts

This person is doing stunts on a motorcycle
  1. A stunt is something dangerous you might do to get attention.
    Jumping over a river on a motorcycle is a dangerous stunt.
    The actor did all his own stunts for the movie.
    That last stunt almost got you killed!
  2. A stunt is something that you do that gets you in trouble.
    I was punished for the stunt I pulled [did] in school.

Related words[change]

Usage notes[change]

  • It is common to say "pull a stunt" to mean "do a stunt."

Verb[change]

Plain form
stunt

Third-person singular
stunts

Past tense
stunted

Past participle
stunted

Present participle
stunting

  1. To stunt something is to slow or stop its development.
    He was very short because sickness had stunted his growth.

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