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STUNT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stunt mean? 

STUNT (noun)
  The noun STUNT has 2 senses:

1. a difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention
2. a creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth

  Familiarity information: STUNT used as a noun is rare.


STUNT (verb)
  The verb STUNT has 2 senses:

1. check the growth or development of
2. perform a stunt or stunts

  Familiarity information: STUNT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STUNT (noun)


Sense 1stunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A difficult or unusual or dangerous feat; usually done to gain attention

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("stunt" is a kind of...):

deed; effort; exploit; feat (a notable achievement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stunt"):

Russian roulette (a stunt in which you spin the cylinder of a revolver that is loaded with only one bullet and then point the muzzle at your head and pull the trigger)

acrobatic feat; acrobatic stunt (a stunt performed by an acrobat)


Sense 2stunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A creature (especially a whale) that has been prevented from attaining full growth

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Hypernyms ("stunt" is a kind of...):

animal; animate being; beast; brute; creature; fauna (a living organism characterized by voluntary movement)


STUNT (verb)


Sense 1stunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Check the growth or development of

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Context example:

You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles

Hypernyms (to "stunt" is one way to...):

hinder; impede (be a hindrance or obstacle to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "stunt"):

dwarf (check the growth of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2stunt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Perform a stunt or stunts

Classified under:

Verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing

Hypernyms (to "stunt" is one way to...):

do; execute; perform (carry out or perform an action)

Domain category:

performing arts (arts or skills that require public performance)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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