kick/whip/stir up a storm

Definition of kick/whip/stir up a storm

  1. :  to create a situation in which many people are very angry, upset, critical, etc. His racial comments kicked/whipped/stirred up a storm in the newspapers.

Word by Word Definitions

kickplay
  1. :  to strike out with the foot or feet

    :  to make a kick in football

    :  to show opposition :  resist, rebel

  1. :  a blow or sudden forceful thrust with the foot

    :  a sudden propelling of a ball with the foot

    :  the power to kick

whipplay
  1. :  to take, pull, snatch, jerk, or otherwise move very quickly and forcefully

    :  to strike with a slender lithe implement (as a lash or rod) especially as a punishment

    :  spank

  1. :  an instrument consisting usually of a handle and lash forming a flexible rod that is used for whipping

    :  a stroke or cut with or as if with a whip

    :  a dessert made by whipping a portion of the ingredients

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

stormplay
  1. :  a disturbance of the atmosphere marked by wind and usually by rain, snow, hail, sleet, or thunder and lightning

    :  a heavy fall of rain, snow, or hail

    :  wind having a speed of 64 to 72 miles (103 to 117 kilometers) per hour

  1. :  to blow with violence

    :  to rain, hail, snow, or sleet vigorously

    :  to attack by storm


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