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stir

noun

1 stir

A prominent or sensational but short-lived news event.

synonym: splash.

Roget 264: motion, movement, move; going etc. v.; unrest.    stream, flow, flux, run, course, stir; ... show more



2 stir

Emotional agitation and excitement.

3 stir

A rapid active commotion.

synonyms: ado, bustle, flurry, fuss, hustle.

Roget 682: activity; briskness, liveliness etc. adj.; animation, life, vivacity, spirit, dash, energy; snap, vim.    nimbleness, ... show more

Roget 315: agitation, stir, tremor, shake, ripple, jog, jolt, jar, jerk, shock, succussion, trepidation, quiver, quaver, ... show more

Roget 171: energy, physical energy, force, power etc. 157; keenness etc. adj.; intensity, vigor, strength, elasticity; go; ... show more

Dutch: gedoe, ophef
Polish: krzÄ…tanina

verb

1 stir

Move an implement through.

2 stir

Move very slightly.

synonyms: agitate, budge, shift.

Roget 264: be in motion etc. adj.; move, go, hie, gang, budge, stir, pass, flit; hover about, hover round, ... show more

Roget 682: be active etc. adj.; busy oneself in; stir, stir about, stir one's stumps; bestir oneself, rouse oneself; speed, hasten, peg away, lay about one, ... show more

Dutch: bewegen, meegaan, toegeven

3 stir

Stir feelings in:
— Stir emotions.

synonyms: excite, stimulate.

Dutch: bevredigen, klaarmaken

4 stir

Stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of.

synonyms: excite, shake, shake up, stimulate.

Roget 315: be agitated &c.; shake; tremble, tremble like an aspen leaf; quiver, quaver, quake, shiver, twitter, twire, writhe, toss, shuffle, ... show more

Dutch: opwinden, prikkelen, stimuleren

5 stir

Affect emotionally:
— A stirring movie.

synonym: touch.

6 stir

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

synonyms: arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise.

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

Dutch: goochelen, ontbieden, oproepen, toveren, zwarte magie beoefenen

7 stir

To begin moving:
— As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir.

synonym: arouse.

8 stir

Mix or add by stirring.

Dutch: doorroeren, roeren


Moby thesaurus: action, activate, activeness, activism, activity, actuate, actuation, ado, advance, affect, agitate, agitation, amalgamate, animate, annoy, arise, arouse, ascend, awake, awaken ... show more.

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