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  Definition of stir
  1. a rapid bustling commotion
  2. emotional agitation and excitement
  3. a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"
  4. mix or add by stirring; "Stir nuts into the dough"
  5. evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment"; "he conjured wild birds in the air"; "stir a disturbance"; "call down the spirits from the mountain"
  6. stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"
  7. affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"
  8. move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"
  9. to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
  10. move an implement through with a circular motion; "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"
  11. stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"
Similar Words: bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle, raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth, stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, touch, shift, budge, agitate

 

See Also: agitate, foment, stir up, inflame, wake, ignite, heat, fire up

 

Hyponyms: electricity, sensation, convulsion, turmoil, upheaval, earthquake, incident, storm, tempest, storm center, storm centre, tumult, tumultuousness, uproar, garboil, curse, beshrew, damn, bedamn, anathemize, anathemise, imprecate, maledict, bless, fuel, arouse, excite, turn on, wind up, frighten, fright, scare, affright, thrill, tickle, vibrate, tempt, invite, elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate, inspire, animate, invigorate, enliven, exalt, titillate, get, churn, paddle, masturbate, horripilate, work, fellate, blow, go down on, whet, quicken, disgust, gross out, revolt, repel

 

Grouped Verbs: provoke, evoke, call forth, kick up

 

Derivational Morphology: mother, fuss, overprotect, flurry, bustle, bustle about, hustle, touch, stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, evocation, summoning, invocation, conjuring, conjuration, conjury, magician, prestidigitator, conjurer, conjuror, illusionist, incantation, scaremonger, stirrer, excitement, excitation, inflammation, fervor, fervour, inspiration, stirring, shift, shifting, stimulation, stimulus, stimulant, input

 

 
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