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Overview of noun stir

The noun stir has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. stir, splash

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

2. stir

(emotional agitation and excitement)

3. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir

(a rapid active commotion)


Overview of verb stir

The verb stir has 8 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (7) stir

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

2. (5) stir, shift, budge, agitate

(move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat")

3. (4) stimulate, excite, stir

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

4. (4) stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir

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

5. (1) touch, stir

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

6. (1) raise, conjure, conjure up, invoke, evoke, stir, call down, arouse, bring up, put forward, call forth

(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")

7. arouse, stir

(to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir")

8. stir

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

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