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Definition of stunt verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

stunt

 verb
verb
NAmE//stʌnt//
 
stunt somebody/somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stunt
 
he / she / it stunts
 
past simple stunted
 
-ing form stunting
 
 
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to prevent someone or something from growing or developing as much as they/it should The constant winds had stunted the growth of plants and bushes. His illness had not stunted his creativity.
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