stunt Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “stunt” in the English Dictionary

"stunt" in British English

See all translations

stuntnoun [C]

uk   us   /stʌnt/

stunt noun [C] (EXCITING ACTION)

an ​excitingaction, usually in a ​film, that is ​dangerous or ​appearsdangerous and usually ​needs to be done by someone ​skilled: It's a ​typicalactionmovie with plenty of spectacular stunts. Tom Cruise has ​performed his own stunts for Mission Impossible 2, ​defyingwarnings from ​professionals.

stunt noun [C] (GET ATTENTION)

mainly disapproving something that is done to get ​attention for the ​person or ​peopleresponsible for it: an ​advertising stunt Their ​marriage was just a ​cheap publicity stunt.

stuntverb [T]

uk   us   /stʌnt/
to ​prevent the ​growth or ​development of something from ​reachingitslimit: Drought has stunted (the growth of) this year's ​cerealcrop.
(Definition of stunt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stunt" in American English

See all translations

stuntnoun [C]

 us   /stʌnt/

stunt noun [C] (DANGEROUS ACT)

an ​exciting and often ​dangerousact, usually ​performed for use in a ​movie by someone ​speciallytrained

stunt noun [C] (ACTIVITY)

something done ​mainly to ​attractattention: This was not just some ​publicity stunt.

stuntverb [T]

 us   /stʌnt/

stunt verb [T] (PREVENT GROWTH)

to ​slow or ​prevent the ​growth or development of someone or something: Drought has stunted this year’s ​corncrop.
(Definition of stunt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stunt" in Business English

See all translations

stuntnoun [C]

uk   us   /stʌnt/ disapproving
something that is done to get ​attention for the ​person or ​peopleresponsible for it: publicity/marketing/advertising stunt She ​dismissed her opponent's ​lawsuit as a ​publicity stunt. a political/​election stunt
(Definition of stunt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stunt?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

chestnut

a large tree with leaves divided into five parts and large round nuts that can be eaten

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More