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stir

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[ stur ]
/ stɜr /
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verb (used with object), stirred, stir·ring.
verb (used without object), stirred, stir·ring.
noun
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Idioms about stir

    stir the pot. pot1 (def. 26).

Origin of stir

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First recorded before 900; Middle English verb stiren, Old English styrian; cognate with German stören “to disturb, interrupt”; akin to Old Norse styrr “disturbance, brawl”; see storm

synonym study for stir

17. See ado.

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Other definitions for stir (2 of 2)

stir2
[ stur ]
/ stɜr /

noun Slang.

Origin of stir

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First rcorded in 1830–35; argot word of obscure origin; perhaps from Romani sturiben “prison,” staripen “imprison”; compare earlier argot start in same sense
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British Dictionary definitions for stir (1 of 3)

stir1
/ (stɜː) /

verb stirs, stirring or stirred
noun
See also stir up

Derived forms of stir

stirrable, adjective

Word Origin for stir

Old English styrian; related to Middle High German stürn to poke, stir, Norwegian styrja to cause a commotion; see storm, sturgeon

British Dictionary definitions for stir (2 of 3)

stir2
/ (stɜː) /

noun
a slang word for prison in stir

Word Origin for stir

C19: perhaps from Romany stariben prison

British Dictionary definitions for stir (3 of 3)

Stir.

abbreviation for
Stirlingshire
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