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Noun
A commotion
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“Understandably, his disappearing act created a stir and there you feared for the old man.”
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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.”
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The act or an instance of changing position
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Media attention or elaborate ceremony
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Stirred up or excited
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The action or process of moving or being moved
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Brisk stirring or disturbance of a liquid
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An act that initiates or advances a process or plan
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A soft, muffled crackling sound like that made by the movement of dry leaves or paper
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A quickly rotating mass of water in a river or sea into which objects may be drawn, typically caused by the meeting of conflicting currents
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A slight change in position, direction, or tendency
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Mix up, agitate
“When you are ready to eat, stir the maple syrup sauce, and spoon some of it over the apple snow.”
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To rouse to strong feeling or action
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“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.”
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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.”
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Begin or cause to begin to be active or to develop
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“A troop of howler monkeys began to stir in the treetops just below us, letting loose a loud, primordial bellow.”
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To influence, usually emotionally
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To move or cause to move slightly
“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.”
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To move or cause to move slightly
“A gentle breeze stirred the leaves.”
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To leave or go out of (a place)
“But, although indolence is bliss on St Lucia, there are compelling reasons to stir from your compound.”
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To combine or put together to form one substance or mass
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To make a strong, lasting, or favourable impression on
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To change one's position
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To annoy or irritate
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Have a strong emotional effect on
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To move in a twisting or spiraling pattern
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To move quickly or busily
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To cook in a liquid heated to the point that it gives off steam
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To penetrate
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(wash over) To fill or overcome (with an emotion)
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To poke, pierce, thrust
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To move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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To throw into a state of mental uncertainty
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Interfere in something that is not one's concern
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Make small movements, especially of the hands and feet, through nervousness or impatience
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To bring back to mind
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Set on fire
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Get your skates on
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Make a soft, muffled crackling sound like that caused by the movement of dry leaves or paper
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Move through the water in a boat using a paddle or paddles
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