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stir1

stir1

 
pronunciation:
stuhr
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stirred, stirring, stirs
definition 1: to agitate or mix (a liquid) by making circular motions 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 move vigorously; bestir.
synonyms:
bestir, move
similar words:
agitate, churn, hasten, jog, perturb, upset
definition 3: to rouse from inactivity or apathy (usu. fol. by up).
synonyms:
bestir, rouse, waken
antonyms:
lull
similar words:
animate, fan, jog, raise, stimulate
definition 4: to provoke; incite (usu. fol. by up).
Can we stir up interest in the idea?
synonyms:
incite, motivate, move, provoke
antonyms:
compose, kill, mollify, quash
similar words:
encourage, fan, foment, inspire, instigate, kindle, prod, prompt, raise, rouse, spur, stimulate
definition 5: to arouse; excite.
The music stirred her.
synonyms:
agitate, move, rouse
antonyms:
bore, lull, still
similar words:
electrify, enthuse, excite, exhilarate, get, inspire, touch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to move slightly or lightly.
The wind did not stir.
synonyms:
move
similar words:
glide, pass, shift, slide
definition 2: to move so as to shift position.
She did not stir when I called.
synonyms:
move, shift
similar words:
jog, roll, twitch
definition 3: to move around vigorously; become active; be roused.
synonyms:
bustle, scramble
antonyms:
retire
similar words:
arouse, awaken, move, rouse, shift
 
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:
agitation, commotion, excitement
antonyms:
lull
similar words:
ado, bustle, fuss, sensation
derivations: stirrable (adj.), stirrer (n.)
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