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  1. stir
    IPA[stər]
  2. verb

    • 1. move a spoon or other implement around in (a liquid or other substance) in order to mix it thoroughly:

      stir the batter until it is just combined
      Synonym : mix, blend, agitate, beat, whip, whisk, fold in, muddle
    • 2. add an ingredient to (a liquid or other substance) by mixing it in with a spoon or other implement:

      stir in the flour and cook gently for two minutes
    • 3. move or cause to move slightly:

      nothing stirred except the wind a gentle breeze stirred the leaves cloudiness is caused by the fish stirring up mud
      Synonym : move slightly, change one's position, twitch, quiver, tremble, disturb, rustle, shake, move, flutter, agitate, swish
    • 4. (of a person or animal) rise or wake from sleep:

      no one else had stirred yet
      Synonym : get up, get out of bed, rouse oneself, bestir oneself, rise, show signs of life, be up and about, be active, wake up, awaken, waken, be up and doing, rise and shine, surface, arise
    • 5. (of a person) leave or go out of (a place):

      as he grew older, he seldom stirred from his apartment
      Synonym : leave, depart from, go out of, move from, budge from, make a move from, shift from
    • 6. begin or cause to begin to be active or to develop:

      the 1960s, when the civil rights movement stirred a voice stirred her from her reverie he even stirred himself to play an encore
    • 7. arouse strong feeling in (someone); move or excite:

      they will be stirred to action by what is written he stirred up the sweating crowd
    • 8. arouse or prompt (a feeling or memory) or inspire (the imagination):

      the story stirred many memories of my childhood the rumors had stirred up his anger

    noun

    • 1. a slight physical movement:

      I stood, straining eyes and ears for the faintest stir
    • 2. an initial sign of a specified feeling:

      Caroline felt a stir of anger deep within her breast
    • 3. a commotion:

      the event caused quite a stir
    • 4. an act of stirring food or drink:

      he gives his chocolate milk a stir
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: stir, plural noun: stirs

    • v.: verb: stir, 3rd person present: stirs, gerund or present participle: stirring, past tense: stirred, past participle: stirred

    • noun

      prison:
    • verb

      move a spoon or other implement round in (a liquid or other substance) in order to mix it thoroughly:

      mix an ingredient into (a liquid or other substance) by moving a spoon or other implement round and round:

    • noun

      a slight physical movement:

      an initial sign of a specified feeling:

    • noun

      prison:
    • adjective

      causing great excitement or strong emotion; rousing:

      moving briskly; active:

    • noun

      an initial sign of activity, movement, or emotion:
    • adjective

      causing excitement or strong emotion; rousing:

      moving briskly; active:

    • noun

      an initial sign of activity, movement, or emotion:
    • verb

      fry (meat, fish, or vegetables) rapidly over a high heat while stirring briskly.
    • noun

      a stir-fried dish:
    • adjective

      (of meat, fish, or vegetables) cooked by frying rapidly over a high heat while stirring briskly:
    • adjective

      psychologically disturbed, especially as a result of being confined or imprisoned:
    • verb

      fry (meat, fish, or vegetables) rapidly over a high heat while stirring briskly.
    • noun

      a dish cooked by stir-frying:
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