- n a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
- n emotional agitation and excitement
- n a rapid active commotion
- v move an implement through
stir the soup
stir my drink
stir the soil
- v move very slightly
- v stir feelings in
- v stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
- v affect emotionally
A stirring movie
- v summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
- v to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"
- v mix or add by stirring
- What went into cheery glasses all over the country last week was a good deal less lethal than some of the swizzle sticks used to stir it.
- I just like to stir people up.
- Pour the warm espresso into a spouted measuring cup, stir in the rum and sugar until sugar dissolves, then stir in half the melted chocolate.
- Vice President Dick Cheney in Washington Post
Extremists from inside and outside the country want to stir an endless cycle of violence, and al-Qaida is operating and trying to open new fronts,Cheney said.
- Dana Perino in Reuters UK
We in no way want to stir the pot and make China feel that we are poking a stick in their eye, to a country that we have ...... a good relationship on a variety of issues,White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said.
- Brett Favre in msnbc.com
I do not want to stir the pot. If it [comment] comes from me, it's a big deal,Favre said.