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pull a stunt (on someone)

To carry out a trick, deception, or practical joke (against someone). It turns out that the supposed alien visitors people had been seeing were just a bunch of teenagers pulling a stunt on the town. I've got a great plan to pull a stunt on the school for April Fools' Day. The fake article had been in print in the renowned scientific journal for more than a week before its author revealed that he had pulled a stunt when he decided to submit it.
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pull a stunt (on someone)

 and pull a trick (on someone)
to deceive someone; to play a trick on someone. Let's pull a trick on the teacher. Don't you dare pull a stunt like that!
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mod. well dressed. Mooshoo is iced out and stunting!
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References in classic literature ?
The Professor had turned into a street to the left, and walked along, with his head carried rigidly erect, in a crowd whose every individual almost overtopped his stunted stature.
The stunted, weakly figure before him spoke at last.
Mile after mile of stunted trees: some hewn down by the axe, some blown down by the wind, some half fallen and resting on their neighbours, many mere logs half hidden in the swamp, others mouldered away to spongy chips.
The proprietor of this charming retreat, and owner of the ragged head before mentioned--for he wore an old tie-wig as bare and frowzy as a stunted hearth-broom--had by this time joined them; and stood a little apart, rubbing his hands, wagging his hoary bristled chin, and smiling in silence.
A space of stunted grass and dry rubbish being between him and the young rabble, he took his eyeglass out of his waistcoat to look for any child he knew by name, and might order off.
The World Health Organization says there are 100 million stunted children in Asia.
The 2012 State of the World's Children report said more than one third of children under five in Asia are stunted too short for their age while 27 percent weigh too little for their age, and 13 percent are wasted, meaning the child's weight is too low for its height as a result of acute malnutrition.
Children are considered moderately stunted if they are > 2 SDs below the mean expected height-for-age and severely stunted if > 3 SDs below the mean (de Onis and Blossner 2003).
ijk] is the proportion of children < 5 years of age stunted in country i, in region j, at level k, where k is 1 if no/mild stunting, 2 if moderate stunting, or 3 if severe stunting; [x.
A new UN study has found that more than half of all Yemeni children suffer from stunted growth.
In unadjusted analyses, severely stunted children had significantly lower IQ scores than mild-moderately stunted children.
STUNTED RECOGNITION: They plummet from tall buildings, swim with sharks, get set on fire, crash into brick walls, dangle from cliffs and helicopters, get thrown from horses and get blasted by every type of charge the pyrotechnics guys can get their hands on.