verb (used with object), stirred, stir·ring.
verb (used without object), stirred, stir·ring.
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Definition for stir (2 of 2)
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Example sentences from the Web for stir
Remove from heat and stir in the walnuts, rum, powdered sugar, and salt until fully incorporated.
Stir in the frozen peas and chicken, taste for seasonings, and pour the mixture into six (2-cup) ovenproof serving bowls.
With a rubber spatula, stir in the chocolate and cranberries until the dough is well mixed.Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies|Ina Garten|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fleeing their homes, many Syrians left behind middle-class lives; most arrived with none of the mementos that stir memory.
In 2012, Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon caused a stir when she told The New York Times that her lesbianism is a “choice.”
The beauty, the mystery,—this fierce sunshine or something—stir——' She hesitated for a fraction of a second.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
If it took years to do it, you shall never stir out of this house till it is done.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
It was when the face and figure of a great tragedian began to haunt her imagination and stir her senses.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
He wasn't the style of man that I'd care to stir up trouble with, judging from his size and the shape of his head.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Not until the servant had thrown open the door of the coach and deposited within the valise he carried, did Garnache stir.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
British Dictionary definitions for stir (1 of 3)
verb stirs, stirring or stirred
Derived forms of stirstirrable, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for stir (2 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for stir (3 of 3)
Idioms and Phrases with stir
In addition to the idioms beginning with stir
- stir up
- stir up a hornets' nest
- cause a commotion (stir)