stir noun

1 action of stirring

ADJ. good

VERB + STIR give sth Give the mixture a good stir.

2 general excitement or shock

ADJ. considerable, great, real

VERB + STIR cause, create

PREP. ~ about/over There was quite a stir about the book. | ~ among/amongst The discovery caused something of a stir among physicists.

PHRASES quite a/something of a stir

stir verb

1 move a liquid round and round

ADV. thoroughly, well | carefully, gently | vigorously | gradually | all the time, constantly, continuously Bring to the boil, stirring all the time. | occasionally | in Gradually stir in the beaten egg.

PREP. into Chop an onion and stir it into the sauce.

2 move

ADV. barely, hardly The wind came in tiny puffs that hardly stirred the surface of the water. | slightly | suddenly | restlessly The students stirred restlessly in their seats. | sleepily | uneasily

PHRASES stir in your sleep

3 make sb feel an emotion

ADV. deeply, greatly It was not music to set hearts on fire or deeply stir the emotions. | up Going back there stirred up a lot of memories for her.

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