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Verb: stir up
  1. Arouse or excite feelings and passions
    "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world";
    - inflame, wake, ignite, heat, fire up
  2. Try to stir up public opinion
    - agitate, foment
  3. Change the arrangement or position of
    - agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, raise up
  4. Provoke or stir up
    "stir up a riot";
    - incite, instigate, set off

Derived forms: stirs up, stirred up, stirring up

Type of: arouse, displace, elicit, enkindle [literary], evoke, fire, kindle, move, provoke, raise, stimulate