stir

1
[ stur ]
/ stɜr /

verb (used with object), stirred, stir·ring.

verb (used without object), stirred, stir·ring.

noun

Origin of stir

1
before 900; Middle English stiren (v.), Old English styrian; cognate with German stören; akin to Old Norse styrr disturbance; see storm

Related forms

Synonym study

17. See ado.
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British Dictionary definitions for unstirred (1 of 2)

stir

1
/ (stɜː) /

verb stirs, stirring or stirred

noun

See also stir up

Derived Forms

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 unstirred (2 of 2)

stir

2
/ (stɜː) /

noun

a slang word for prison in stir

Word Origin for stir

C19: perhaps from Romany stariben prison
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Idioms and Phrases with unstirred

stir


In addition to the idioms beginning with stir

  • stir up
  • stir up a hornets' nest

also see:

  • cause a commotion (stir)
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