stunt


1stunt

transitive verb \ˈstənt\

Definition of STUNT

:  to hinder the normal growth, development, or progress of
stunt·ed·ness noun

Origin of STUNT

English dialect stunt stubborn, stunted, abrupt, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse stuttr scant — more at stint
First Known Use: 1583

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2stunt

noun

Definition of STUNT

1
:  one (as an animal) that is stunted
2
:  a check in growth
3
:  a plant disease in which dwarfing occurs

First Known Use of STUNT

1725

3stunt

noun

Definition of STUNT

1
:  an unusual or difficult feat requiring great skill or daring; especially :  one performed or undertaken chiefly to gain attention or publicity
2
:  a shifting or switching of the positions by defensive players at the line of scrimmage in football to disrupt the opponent's blocking efforts

Origin of STUNT

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1878

4stunt

intransitive verb

Definition of STUNT

:  to perform or engage in a stunt

First Known Use of STUNT

1917

stunt

transitive verb \ˈstənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STUNT

: to hinder the normal growth, development, or progress of <an emotionally stunted child>

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