Definition of Stir


  • a rapid active commotion
  • emotional agitation and excitement
  • a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    "he made a great splash and then disappeared"


  • mix or add by stirring
    "Stir nuts into the dough"
  • to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
  • 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"
    - conjure up - call down - bring up - put forward - call forth
  • affect emotionally
    "A stirring movie"
    "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
  • stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
    "These stories shook the community"
    "the civil war shook the country"
    - shake up
  • stir feelings in
    "stimulate my appetite"
    "excite the audience"
    "stir emotions"
  • move very slightly
    "He shifted in his seat"
  • move an implement through
    "stir the soup"
    "stir my drink"
    "stir the soil"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble stir

13 unscramble word found using the letters stir.

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