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stunt

noun [C]  /stʌnt/ us  

stunt noun [C] (DANGEROUS ACT)

an exciting and often dangerous act, usually performed for use in a movie by someone specially trained

stunt noun [C] (ACTIVITY)

something done mainly to attract attention: This was not just some publicity stunt.

stunt

verb [T]  /stʌnt/ us  

stunt verb [T] (PREVENT GROWTH)

to slow or prevent the growth or development of someone or something: Drought has stunted this year’s corn crop.
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