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Meaning & Definition of Stir in English

English

Stir

/stər/

noun

1. A prominent or sensational but short-lived news event

  • "He made a great splash and then disappeared"
    synonym:
  • stir
  • ,
  • splash

2. Emotional agitation and excitement

    synonym:
  • stir

3. A rapid active commotion

    synonym:
  • bustle
  • ,
  • hustle
  • ,
  • flurry
  • ,
  • ado
  • ,
  • fuss
  • ,
  • stir

verb

1. Move an implement through

  • "Stir the soup"
  • "Stir my drink"
  • "Stir the soil"
    synonym:
  • stir

2. Move very slightly

  • "He shifted in his seat"
    synonym:
  • stir
  • ,
  • shift
  • ,
  • budge
  • ,
  • agitate

3. Stir feelings in

  • "Stimulate my appetite"
  • "Excite the audience"
  • "Stir emotions"
    synonym:
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • excite
  • ,
  • stir

4. Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

  • "These stories shook the community"
  • "The civil war shook the country"
    synonym:
  • stimulate
  • ,
  • shake
  • ,
  • shake up
  • ,
  • excite
  • ,
  • stir

5. Affect emotionally

  • "A stirring movie"
  • "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
    synonym:
  • touch
  • ,
  • stir

6. Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

  • "Raise the specter of unemployment"
  • "He conjured wild birds in the air"
  • "Call down the spirits from the mountain"
    synonym:
  • raise
  • ,
  • conjure
  • ,
  • conjure up
  • ,
  • invoke
  • ,
  • evoke
  • ,
  • stir
  • ,
  • call down
  • ,
  • arouse
  • ,
  • bring up
  • ,
  • put forward
  • ,
  • call forth

7. To begin moving, "as the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

    synonym:
  • arouse
  • ,
  • stir

8. Mix or add by stirring

  • "Stir nuts into the dough"
    synonym:
  • stir