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    stir

    stir - Dictionary definition and meaning for word stir

    Definition
    (noun) a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    Synonyms : splash
    Example Sentence
    • he made a great splash and then disappeared
    Definition
    (noun) emotional agitation and excitement Definition
    (noun) a rapid active commotion
    Synonyms : ado , bustle , flurry , fuss , hustle
    Definition
    (verb) move an implement through
    Example Sentence
    • stir the soup
    • stir my drink
    • stir the soil
    Definition
    (verb) move very slightly
    Synonyms : agitate , budge , shift
    Example Sentence
    • He shifted in his seat
    Definition
    (verb) stir feelings in
    Synonyms : excite , stimulate
    Example Sentence
    • stimulate my appetite
    • excite the audience
    • stir emotions
    Definition
    (verb) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
    Synonyms : excite , shake , shake up , stimulate
    Example Sentence
    • These stories shook the community
    • the civil war shook the country
    Definition
    (verb) affect emotionally
    Synonyms : touch
    Example Sentence
    • A stirring movie
    • I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy
    Definition
    (verb) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    Example Sentence
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
    Definition
    (verb) to begin moving,
    Synonyms : arouse
    Example Sentence
    • As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir
    Definition
    (verb) mix or add by stirring
    Example Sentence
    • Stir nuts into the dough
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