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Definition of stirr

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1. stir [ v ] move an implement through with a circular motion
Examples: "stir the soup" "stir my drink"

Used in print:

(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)

`` Good_ole lob-scuse '' , he mumbled , and stirred the pot .

He stopped stirring and looked over his shoulder .

(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)

In the darkness , she saw him stirring .

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

Harold put a teaspoonful of powdered coffee in his cup and filled it with hot water , and then , stirring , he sat_back in his chair .

Synonyms stir Related Terms move churn paddle stirrer

2. stir [ v ] move very slightly
Examples: "He shifted in his seat"

Used in print:

(Brett Halliday, The Careless Corpse....)

He did n't stir .

(Jim Harmon, "The Planet with No Nightmare," If,...)

Behind him , his mates stirred without waking .

(Cordwainer Smith, "A Planet Named Shayol,"...)

He spoke through the public address box built into the cabin , and his gigantic voice roared out over the empty plain , so_that the pink herd of talking people stirred gently in their happiness and wondered what their friend B ' dikkat might be wanting to tell them .

(B. J. Chute, The Moon and the Thorn....)

Outside , the garden , the tame wilderness , yielded a patchwork bouquet of daisies , sweet_william , scented stock and lady 's bedstraw , which she tied with long grasses and took back to show Rosa , who was now stirring about the kitchen and haranguing Folly .

For_the_first_time in thirty years , Henrietta walked down the narrow street with its shuttered shops just stirring and its inhabitants eying her with the frankest curiosity .

Synonyms stir budge shift agitate Related Terms move shift

3. stir [ v ] stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Examples: "These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

Used in print:

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

Well , Jerebohm and his wife Pinkie have reached the stage of affluence that stirs a longing for the more atrociously expensive rustic simplicities .

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

The Percussive Twenties ( SP 44006 ) stirs pleasant memories with well-known songs of that day , and Johnny_Keating 's Kombo gives_forth with tingling jazz in Percussive_Moods ( SP 44005 ) .

Synonyms stir stimulate shake excite shake_up Related Terms arouse frighten inspire tempt thrill elate arouse fuel tickle agitate excitement

4. stir [ v ] stir feelings in
Examples: "stimulate my appetite" "excite the audience" "stir emotions"

Used in print:

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

Hereby , the external object viewed by the eyes remains the thing that is seen , not the retinal image , the purpose of which would be to achieve perceptive cooperation by stirring sympathetic impulses in the other sensory centers , motor tensions , associated word symbols , and consciousness .

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

I always felt the memory was present in both of them , stirring in their chests like a laugh or a growl , as eager as an animal to be out .

Synonyms stir stimulate excite Related Terms sensitize thrill disgust whet fellate masturbate work horripilate masturbate stimulation

5. stir [ v ] agitate
Examples: "toss the salad" "stir nuts into the dough"

Used in print:

(William Maxwell, The Chateau....)

Stirring , he said : `` I am sorry that my work prevents me from doing anything with you today '' .

Synonyms stir toss Related Terms agitate beat churn paddle tumble poke agitate mix

6. stir [ v ] evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic
Examples: : "raise the specter of unemployment" "he conjured wild birds in the air" "stir a disturbance" "call down the spirits from the mountain"

Synonyms raise invoke conjure_up bring_up arouse stir call_forth put_forward call_down evoke conjure Related Terms make curse bless provoke magician incantation conjuring

7. stir [ v ] affect emotionally
Examples: "A stirring movie" "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

Used in print:

(Bern Dibner, "Oerstad and the Discovery of Electro...)

He was stirred by the announcement of Volta 's discovery of chemical electricity and he immediately applied the voltaic_pile to experiments with acids and alkalis .

Synonyms touch stir Related Terms affect get inflame

8. stir [ v ] to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

Synonyms arouse stir Related Terms move

9. stir [ n ] emotional agitation and excitement

Synonyms stir Related Terms agitation electricity sensation touch

10. stir [ v ] mix or add by stirring
Examples: "Stir nuts into the dough"

Synonyms stir Related Terms work

11. stir [ n ] a disorderly outburst or tumult
Examples: "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

Synonyms commotion turmoil disturbance hoo-ha kerfuffle stir to-do hoo-hah hurly_burly flutter disruption Related Terms disorder convulsion tumult storm storm_center earthquake incident

12. stir [ n ] a rapid bustling commotion

Synonyms flurry bustle ado fuss stir hustle Related Terms commotion mother bustle

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