There are 2 definitions of stunt in English:

stunt1

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Pronunciation: /stʌnt
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

stuntedness

noun
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  • Spiritual stuntedness is characterised by disconnectedness, alienation and meaninglessness.
  • Due to the stuntedness of several coconut plantations there is a lot of bad quality timber on the market at the moment.
  • Physical deprivation, unlike emotional stuntedness, is an empirical problem like disaster or war that can be addressed - is best addressed - by government.

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'bring to an abrupt halt'): from dialect stunt 'foolish, stubborn', of Germanic origin; perhaps related to stump.

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Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space

There are 2 definitions of stunt in English:

stunt2

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Pronunciation: /stʌnt
 
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noun

  • 1An action displaying spectacular skill and daring: the stunt involved jumping out of a hot-air balloon while attached to a piece of elastic [as modifier]: the display is by some of the world’s top stunt fliers
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    • The spectacular stunts of a top military motorcycle display team took centre stage at the annual Army Open Day in York.
    • If you enjoy car chases, spectacular stunts, fighting, first-person shooting games without much thinking and strategy, then this is your game.
    • Spectacular aerial stunts and jumps seem slightly out of place.
    Synonyms
    feat, exploit, trick, antic, caper; coup, act, action, deed; French tour de force
  • 1.1Something unusual done to attract attention: the story was spread as a publicity stunt to help sell books
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    • However, association president Phillip Reid says the announcement is a stunt to attract more publicity to the service and justify its cost.
    • Naturally, the first thing I thought was that this was a publicity stunt to gain attention.
    • They are participating in a publicity stunt to draw attention to Anglicare's Winter Appeal.

verb

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  • Perform stunts, especially aerobatics: agile terns are stunting over the water

Origin

late 19th century (originally US college slang): of unknown origin.

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Word of the day astrogation
Pronunciation: ˌastrə(ʊ)ˈgeɪʃ(ə)n
noun
(in science fiction) navigation in outer space