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Definition of Stir


  1. To change the place of in any manner; to move.
  2. To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate; as, to stir a pudding with a spoon.
  3. To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
  4. To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite.
  5. To move; to change one's position.
  6. To be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy one's self.
  7. To become the object of notice; to be on foot.
  8. To rise, or be up, in the morning.
  9. The act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements.
  10. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar.
  11. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions.

Stir Quotations

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
Edward Abbey

More information is always better than less. When people know the reason things are happening, even if it's bad news, they can adjust their expectations and react accordingly. Keeping people in the dark only serves to stir negative emotions.
Simon Sinek

Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood and probably themselves will not be realized.
Daniel Burnham

There is no contradiction between effective law enforcement and respect for civil and human rights. Dr. King did not stir us to move for our civil rights to have them taken away in these kinds of fashions.
Dorothy Height

Part of the pleasure of editing 'Vogue,' one that lies in a long tradition of this magazine, is being able to feature those who define the culture at any given moment, who stir things up, whose presence in the world shapes the way it looks and influences the way we see it.
Anna Wintour
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Stir Translations

stir in Afrikaans is aangry, roer
stir in Dutch is aangrijpen, ontroeren, bewegen
stir in Finnish is liikuttaa
stir in French is affecter
stir in Portuguese is agite
stir in Spanish is impulsar, conmover
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