bestir

verb be·stir \ bi-ˈstər , bē- \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of bestir

transitive verb
:to rouse to action :get going

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First Known Use of bestir

14th century


BESTIR Defined for Kids

bestir

verb be·stir \ bi-ˈstər \

Definition of bestir for Students

bestirred; bestirring
:to stir up :rouse to action
  • Fairies came trooping forth … to busy and bestir themselves.
  • —Charles Dickens, The Cricket on the Hearth

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