Definition of bestir
: to rouse to action : get going
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Bohemia—shocked, thrilled, jealous—bestirred itself.
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: 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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