The charges were intended to generate fear, and stir up anti-immigrant sentiments.
The ISI is probably helping his campaign behind the scenes to stir up trouble for the others.
Keep internal disputes in-house and always take the high road when the press tries to stir up a conflict.
Sharron Angle is just the latest politician to stir up anti-Muslim feelings.
Generously spoon the salsa verde over the salmon, being sure to stir up the solids that have settled to the bottom.
This attempt to stir up civil war determined the wavering and frightened Convention.
"That's so," assented Mrs. March, bustling about to stir up the fire.
It is no time to stir up strife when both parties are willing to negotiate fairly upon this question.
“Or else were trying to stir up something,” replied the other.
He was a crusty old fellow, the King of Mars, and nothing delighted him so much as to stir up trouble.
Old English styrian, from Proto-Germanic *sturjanan (cf. Middle Dutch stoeren, Dutch storen "to disturb," Old High German storan "to scatter, destroy," German stören "to disturb"), probably from the root of storm (q.v.). The noun sense of "commotion, disturbance, tumult" (late 14c., in phrase on steir) is probably from Old Norse styrr "disturbance, tumult" (see storm), from the same Proto-Germanic root; the sense of "movement, bustle" is probably from the English verb. Stir-fry (v.) is attested from 1959.
: with the stir haircuts
A jail or prison: John went to stir (1851+)
[perhaps fr Romany steriben; the mid-1800s sturaban or sturbin, ''state prison,'' may be a transitional form]