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
Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and stir until smooth.If loving a piping hot chocolate lava cake is wrong, I don’t want to be right|Becky Krystal|February 4, 2021|Washington Post
Give the vinegar-water a stir and then sprinkle 1⁄4 cup of it, 1 tablespoon at a time, over the flour mixture, scraping the bowl and folding in the flour while shaking the bowl between additions.The Salted Honey Chess Pie the Grey’s Mashama Bailey and John O. Morisano Freak Out Over|Monica Burton|January 12, 2021|Eater
It caused a big stir, but then nothing much seemed to happen.Google’s Auto Applied Recommendations catch advertisers, agencies off guard|Ginny Marvin|November 17, 2020|Search Engine Land
She caused a stir in 2017, when she invoked her brother on a trip to China to pitch potential investors for a Kushner Companies development in Jersey City, New Jersey.The Kushners’ Freddie Mac Loan Wasn’t Just Massive. It Came With Unusually Good Terms, Too.|by Heather Vogell|October 1, 2020|ProPublica
The role of private investigators has stirred controversy in the investigation.U.S. Spies Say They Tracked ‘Sony Hackers’ For Years|Shane Harris|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Rather, all of the manufactured antibodies are all stirred up but have nowhere to go.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers|Kent Sepkowitz|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And there is no doubt, too, that its legacy will be marred by the controversy it stirred, both on and off screen.'The Newsroom' Ended As It Began: Weird, Controversial, and Noble|Kevin Fallon|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cosby would offer them a drink, and then wait until the effects of whatever undisclosed substance he had stirred in took hold.
The timing of the violence against the students has particular resonance and has stirred public sentiment.
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Something remote and ancient stirred in her, something that was not of herself To-day, something half primitive, half barbaric.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
When the smoke and dust cleared away nothing stirred on the whole of that piece of ground.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
She spoke with such a serious, tender grace, that Gordon seemed stirred to his depths again.Confidence|Henry James
He was a very dignified man, and his manner was nearly always calm, no matter how stirred up he might have felt in his mind.Our Little Korean Cousin|H. Lee M. Pike
British Dictionary definitions for stir (1 of 3)
verb stirs, stirring or stirred
Derived forms of stirstirrable, adjective
Word Origin for stir
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)