stir

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1 stir /ˈstɚ/ verb
stirs; stirred; stirring
1 stir
/ˈstɚ/
verb
stirs; stirred; stirring
Learner's definition of STIR
[+ object] : to mix (something) by making circular movements in it with a spoon or similar object
: to move or cause (someone or something) to move after being still
[no object]
[+ object]
[no object] : to be active or busy
[+ object] : to cause (someone or something) to be active
[+ object] : to cause (an emotion or reaction)
usually + up

stir up

[phrasal verb]
stir up (someone) or stir (someone) up : to cause (someone) to feel a strong emotion and a desire to do something
stir (something) up or stir up (something)
: to cause (something) to move up into and through the air or water
: to cause (something, usually something bad or unpleasant) to happen
see also 1stir 4 (above)
2 stir /ˈstɚ/ noun
2 stir
/ˈstɚ/
noun
Learner's definition of STIR
[singular]
: a state of excitement, anger, or surprise among a group of people
: a small movement
: the act of stirring something with a spoon or similar object
chiefly US slang, old-fashioned : prison
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