Stunt

Definition of Stunt

v. t.1.To hinder from growing to the natural size; to prevent the growth of; to stint, to dwarf; as, to stunt a child; to stunt a plant.
[imp. & p. p. Stunted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stunting.]
When, by a cold penury, I blast the abilities of a nation, and stunt the growth of its active energies, the ill or may do is beyond all calculation.
- Burke.
n.1.A check in growth; also, that which has been checked in growth; a stunted animal or thing.
2.Specifically: A whale two years old, which, having been weaned, is lean, and yields but little blubber.
1.A feat hard to perform; an act which is striking for the skill, strength, or the like, required to do it; a feat.
An extraordinary man does three or four different "stunts" with remarkable dexterity.
- The Bookman.
He does not try to do stunts; and, above all, he does not care to go in swimming.
- L. Hutton.
2.an unusual action performed to gain public attention; as, a publicity stunt.

Related Words

abbreviate, abridge, abstract, accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, acta, acting, action, adventure, arrest, bank, blow, bob, boil down, buffoonery, business, caper, capsulize, characterization, clip, compress, condense, contract, coup, crab, crop, curb, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut off short, cut short, dealings, deed, delimit, dido, dip, dock, doing, doings, dwarf, effort, elide, end, endeavor, enterprise, epitomize, exploit, fait accompli, feat, feather, fishtail, foreshorten, gag, gest, go, ham, hammy acting, hamper, hand, handiwork, hinder, hoke, hokum, hold back, impair, impede, impersonation, job, limit, loop, maneuver, measure, mimesis, mimicking, mimicry, miming, move, mow, mummery, nip, operation, overacting, overt act, pantomiming, passage, patter, performance, performing, personation, playacting, playing, plow, poll, pollard, porpoise, portrayal, proceeding, production, projection, prune, pull out, pull up, push down, reap, recap, recapitulate, reduce, representation, res gestae, retard, retrench, roll, runty, shave, shear, shorten, sideslip, skid, slapstick, slow, snub, spin, spiral, stage business, stage directions, stage presence, step, stop, stroke, sum up, summarize, suppress, synopsize, take in, taking a role, telescope, thing, thing done, tour de force, transaction, trick, trim, truncate, turn, undertaking, undulate, work, works, yaw
Word:

Browse

Stumble
Stumbler
Stumbling-block
Stumbling-stone
Stumblingly
Stump
Stump tracery
Stump-tailed
Stump-tailed lizard
Stumpage
Stumper
Stumpiness
Stumpy
Stun
Stundist
Stung
Stunk
Stunner
Stunning
Stunsail
-Stunt-
Stunted
Stuntness
Stupa
Stupe
Stupefacient
Stupefaction
Stupefactive
Stupefied
Stupefiedness
Stupefier
Stupefy
Stupendous
Stupeous
Stupid
Stupidity
Stupify
Stupor
Stupose
Stuprate
Stupration
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

© 2014 Delaflex, Inc.Dictionary Home