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stir1

stir1

 
 
pronunciation:
stuhr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: stirred, stirring, stirs
definition 1: to mix or move in a circle with a hand or object.
She stirred her coffee with a spoon.
synonyms:
beat, mix
similar words:
agitate, blend, churn, fold, swirl, whip
definition 2: to put into motion.
The alarm stirred me from my sleep.
synonyms:
move
similar words:
agitate, churn, hasten, jog, upset
definition 3: to make excited or full of energy (usually followed by "up").
Please don't stir up the children right before dinner.
synonyms:
rouse, waken
antonyms:
lull
similar words:
animate, jog, raise, stimulate
definition 4: to cause excitement or feelings in.
The music stirred her.
synonyms:
agitate, move, rouse
antonyms:
bore, lull, still
similar words:
excite, exhilarate, inspire, touch
definition 5: to move around with energy; become active; be awakened.
She woke up to find everyone in the house already stirring.
synonyms:
scramble
antonyms:
retire
similar words:
awaken, move, rouse, shift
definition 6: to move slightly.
The wind did not stir.
synonyms:
move
similar words:
glide, pass, shift, slide
definition 7: to move so as to shift position.
She did not stir when I called.
synonyms:
move, shift
similar words:
jog, roll, twitch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: act of stirring; stirring motion.
He gave the batter a stir.
definition 2: state of excitement; commotion.
The speech caused a great stir.
synonyms:
commotion, excitement
antonyms:
lull
similar words:
fuss, sensation
derivations: stirrable (adj.), stirrer (n.)
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