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stunt



Pronunciation: (stunt), [key]
v.t.
to stop, slow down, or hinder the growth or development of; dwarf: A harsh climate stunted the trees. Brutal treatment in childhood stunted his personality.

n.
1. a stop or hindrance in growth or development.
2. arrested development.
3. a plant or animal hindered from attaining its proper growth.
4. Plant Pathol.a disease of plants, characterized by a dwarfing or stunting of the plant.

stunt



Pronunciation: (stunt), [key]
n.
1. a performance displaying a person's skill or dexterity, as in athletics; feat: an acrobatic stunt.
2. any remarkable feat performed chiefly to attract attention: The kidnapping was said to be a publicity stunt.

v.i.
1. to do a stunt or stunts.
2. Television Slang.to add specials, miniseries, etc., to a schedule of programs, esp. so as to increase ratings.

v.t.
to use in doing stunts: to stunt an airplane.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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