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A commotion
“Understandably, his disappearing act created a stir and there you feared for the old man.”
A place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody
“… the mule had just got out of stir and was being followed by the feds, who had their sights set on the kingpin of the operation.”
Mix up, agitate
“When you are ready to eat, stir the maple syrup sauce, and spoon some of it over the apple snow.”
To rouse to strong feeling or action
“If you stir an audience, move them and inspire them, that shifts them to feel warm with each other and share a sense of community.”
Rise or wake from sleep
“Sharp, rocky, and bumpy, there is a cave that is always half-filled with water, more so during high tide, and the current is always right that we do not stir when we sleep.”
Begin or cause to begin to be active or to develop
“A troop of howler monkeys began to stir in the treetops just below us, letting loose a loud, primordial bellow.”
“The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.”
“A gentle breeze stirred the leaves.”
“But, although indolence is bliss on St Lucia, there are compelling reasons to stir from your compound.”
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