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Dictionary definition for: Stir

1. (n) a disorderly outburst or tumult; "they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused"

2. (v) move an implement through with a circular motion; "stir the soup" "stir my drink"

3. (n) emotional agitation and excitement

4. (v) move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"

5. (n) a rapid bustling commotion

6. (v) stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite" "excite the audience" "stir emotions"

7. (v) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

8. (v) affect emotionally; "A stirring movie" "I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy"

9. (v) evoke or call forth, with or as if by magic; "raise the specter of unemployment" "he conjured wild birds in the air" "stir a disturbance" "call down the spirits from the mountain"

10. (v) to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

11. (v) mix or add by stirring; "Stir nuts into the dough"

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