Definition of “stunt” - English Dictionary

“stunt” in British English

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stuntnoun [ C ]

uk /stʌnt/ us /stʌnt/

stuntverb [ T ]

uk /stʌnt/ us /stʌnt/

(Definition of “stunt” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“stunt” in American English

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stuntnoun [ C ]

us /stʌnt/

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.

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 corn crop.

(Definition of “stunt” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“stunt” in Business English

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stuntnoun [ C ]

uk /stʌnt/ us disapproving

something that is done to get attention for the person or people responsible for it:

publicity/marketing/advertising stunt She dismissed her opponent's lawsuit as a publicity stunt.

(Definition of “stunt” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)