Stunt

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Definition

a stunt: an act, an exploit; a performance to capture people's attention
noun
If you pull a stunt like that again, I'm going to stop talking to you. It was a really dangerous thing to do.
a publicity stunt a performance to gain the public's attention
a stuntman a person who performs stunts in the place of an actor in films

to stunt (the growth): to stop, to slow, to prevent (the growth)
verb
Smoking is thought to stunt growth. Some people who smoke remain small.

Pronunciation examples
UK: In my opinion, the politician's party was just a publicity stunt.
US: He started smoking at the age of six, and it has stunted his growth.
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Examples

  • "We just might end up getting raises for pulling off this stunt!"
  • "Susie : Horatio, your stunt last night has brought us a ton of media attention."

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