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Verb: stir (stirred,stirring)  stur
  1. Move an implement through in order to mix
    "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil"
  2. Move very slightly
    "He stirred in his seat";
    - shift, budge, agitate, scooch [informal]
  3. Arouse feelings in
    "stir emotions";
    - stimulate, excite
  4. Excite the feelings or emotions of; disturb the peace of
    "These stories stirred the community";
    - stimulate, shake, shake up, excite
  5. Affect emotionally
    "A stirring movie";
    - touch
  6. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    "stir the spectre of unemployment";
    - raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth
  7. To begin moving
    "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir";
    - arouse
  8. Mix or add by stirring
    "Stir nuts into the dough"
Noun: stir  stur
  1. A prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    "he made a great stir and then disappeared";
    - splash
  2. Emotional agitation and excitement
  3. A rapid active commotion
    - bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss

Derived forms: stirs, stirring, stirred

See also: inflame

Type of: affect, agitation, arouse, bunfight [Brit, informal], bun-fight [Brit, informal], call up, carry-on [Brit, informal], commotion, displace, disruption, disturbance, elicit, enkindle [literary], evoke, fire, flutter, hoo-ha [informal], hoo-hah [informal], hurly burly, impress, kerfuffle [Brit, informal], kindle, move, provoke, raise, ruckus [informal], ruction, rumpus [informal], sensitise [Brit], sensitize, song and dance [Brit, informal], strike, summon, to-do [informal], tumult, work

Encyclopedia: Stir