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English noun: stir

1. stir (state) a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event


SamplesHe made a great splash and then disappeared.


Synonymssplash


Broader (hypernym)commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do

2. stir (feeling) emotional agitation and excitement


Broader (hypernym)agitation


Narrower (hyponym)electricity, sensation

3. stir (act) a rapid active commotion


Synonymsado, bustle, flurry, fuss, hustle


Broader (hypernym)commotion, din, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, tumult


English verb: stir

1. stir (motion) move an implement through


SamplesStir the soup.
Stir my drink.
Stir the soil.


ExamplesThe chefs stir the vegetables


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)churn, paddle

2. stir (motion) move very slightly


SamplesHe shifted in his seat.


ExamplesThe crowds stir in the streets, The streets stir with crowds


Synonymsagitate, budge, shift


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move

3. stir (perception) stir feelings in


SamplesStimulate my appetite.
Excite the audience.
Stir emotions.


Synonymsexcite, stimulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)sensitise, sensitize


Narrower (hyponym)blow, disgust, fellate, fuck off, go down on, gross out, horripilate, jack off, jerk off, masturbate, masturbate, quicken, repel, revolt, she-bop, suck, thrill, wank, whet, work

4. stir (emotion) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of


SamplesThese stories shook the community.
The civil war shook the country.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to stir Sue


Synonymsexcite, shake, shake up, stimulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise


Narrower (hyponym)affright, animate, arouse, elate, enliven, exalt, excite, fright, frighten, fuel, inspire, intoxicate, invigorate, invite, lift up, pick up, scare, sex, tempt, thrill, tickle, titillate, turn on, uplift, vibrate, wind up

5. stir (emotion) affect emotionally


SamplesA stirring movie.
I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to stir Sue


Synonymstouch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)affect, impress, move, strike


Narrower (hyponym)get

6. stir (creation) summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic


SamplesRaise the specter of unemployment.
He conjured wild birds in the air.
Call down the spirits from the mountain.


Synonymsarouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, bless, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict


Verb groupcall forth, evoke, kick up, provoke

7. stir (motion) to begin moving,


SamplesAs the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir.


Synonymsarouse


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)move

8. stir (contact) mix or add by stirring


SamplesStir nuts into the dough.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)work









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