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stir up

Definition of stir up

  1. 1 :  to cause (someone) to feel a strong emotion and a desire to do something <The speech stirred up the crowd.>

  2. 2 :  to cause (something) to move up into and through the air or water <The workers stirred up a lot of dust.>

  3. 3 :  to cause (something, usually something bad or unpleasant) to happen <They're trying to stir up trouble.> <stirring up racial hatred> <His critical comments certainly stirred things up.>



Word by Word Definitions

stirplay
  1. :  to cause an especially slight movement or change of position of

    :  to disturb the quiet of :  agitate

    :  to disturb the relative position of the particles or parts of especially by a continued circular movement

  1. :  a state of disturbance, agitation, or brisk activity

    :  widespread notice and discussion :  impression

    :  a slight movement

  1. :  prison

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated



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