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  • 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
    stir emotions
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
News & Articles


  • 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
    I do not want to stir the pot. If it [comment] comes from me, it's a big deal,Favre said.

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