Dictionary Results for stir


1. stir - noun

· a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event; "he made a great splash and then disappeared"

Synonym(s): splash

Hypernym(s): disturbance, disruption, commotion, flutter, hurly_burly, to-do, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, kerfuffle




2. stir - noun

· emotional agitation and excitement

Hypernym(s): agitation




3. stir - noun

· a rapid active commotion

Synonym(s): bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss

Hypernym(s): commotion, din, ruction, ruckus, rumpus, tumult




4. stir - verb

· move an implement through; "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil"

Hypernym(s): move, displace




5. stir - verb

· move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"

Synonym(s): shift, budge, agitate

Hypernym(s): move




6. stir - verb

· stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions"

Synonym(s): stimulate, excite

Hypernym(s): sensitize, sensitise




7. stir - verb

· stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country"

Synonym(s): stimulate, shake, shake_up, excite

Hypernym(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke




8. stir - verb

· affect emotionally; "A stirring movie"; "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

Synonym(s): touch

Hypernym(s): affect, impress, move, strike




9. stir - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): raise, conjure, conjure_up, invoke, evoke, call_down, arouse, bring_up, put_forward, call_forth

Hypernym(s): call_up, summon




10. stir - verb

· to begin moving; "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

Synonym(s): arouse

Hypernym(s): move




11. stir - verb

· mix or add by stirring; "Stir nuts into the dough"

Hypernym(s): work





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