stunt Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

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/
(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

float

a large vehicle with a flat surface that is decorated and used in festivals

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More