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"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 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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. a political/election stunt
(Definition of stunt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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