French translation of 'stir'
1. (action of stirring)
to give sth a stir remuer qch
2. (= commotion) sensation f
to cause a stir faire sensation
to create a stir créer la sensation
to create a huge stir provoquer un vif émoi
Her speech created a huge stir. Son discours a provoqué un vif émoi.
1. (= mix) [mixture, sauce, soup, tea] remuer
to stir sth into sth mélanger qch à qch
2. (= cause to move) [leaves, curtains] agiter
to stir sb into action faire passer qn à l’action
The sight of them stirred him into action. À leur vue, il passa à l’action.
3. (= affect emotionally) [person] remuer ⧫ émouvoir
(= move slightly) [leaves] remuer
The two women lay on their backs, not stirring. Les deux femmes étaient allongées sur le dos, immobiles.
Phrasal verbsstir up
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Example Sentences Including 'stir'
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The wind was stirring in the bare branches of the lime trees outside.Seminary Boy (2006)
Fry in the oil with the bay leaves and thyme, stirring often.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Heat the butter in a frying pan and gently soften the onion, stirring often.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Keep cooking and stirring for about another minute until the prawns are opaque and cooked through.The Sun (2013)
The stirring drums give that song a rock undercurrent.The Sun (2010)
The whole thing about being an adult is doing things to stir young people to get them interested.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
You cannot get around the stirring of risotto.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Not he who feels the life of his people stirring within his own.Daniel Deronda (1876)
She shivered slightly as a cool breeze stirred beneath her cloak and he hugged her close against his side to share his warmth.THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
Something is stirring on the south coast.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Those with the clout to do something about it are stirring into action.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Stir in the lobster meat and heat through for another minute.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Whisk in the flour and keep stirring for a couple of minutes.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Stir the cold dissolved gelatine into the fromage blanc and cream.A Passion for Food (1989)
As well as extending the run of the blind auditions, coaches can now steal each other's acts in a move designed to stir up trouble.The Sun (2013)
He also advised people not to sweep up ash leaves to avoid stirring up fungus spores.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Realising an ex has moved on stirs up at least a bit of jealousy in most of us.The Sun (2015)
Sift dry ingredients into carrot mix and stir.The Sun (2016)
Turn up heat and stir as liquid reduces.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Today that stirs angers in us that we still barely understand and still struggle to discuss rationally.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
His job was to awaken it by stirring memory.Christianity Today (2000)
Its discovery caused an immense stir.BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)
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'stir' in Other Languages
British English: stir /stɜː/ VERB
When you stir a liquid, you mix it inside a container using something such as a spoon.
Stir the soup for a few seconds.
- American English: stir
- Arabic: يُقَلِّبُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: mexer
- Chinese: 搅动
- Croatian: miješati
- Czech: míchat
- Danish: røre i
- Dutch: roeren
- European Spanish: remover
- Finnish: hämmentää
- French: remuer
- German: umrühren
- Greek: αναδεύω
- Italian: mescolare
- Japanese: かき混ぜる
- Korean: (...을) 휘젓다
- Norwegian: røre
- Polish: zamieszać
- European Portuguese: mexer
- Romanian: a amesteca
- Russian: мешать
- Spanish: remover
- Swedish: röra röra run
- Thai: คน
- Turkish: karıştırmak çorba vb
- Ukrainian: помішувати
- Vietnamese: khuấy
British English: stir NOUN
If an event causes a stir, it causes great excitement, shock, or anger among people.
His film has caused a stir.
Translation of stir from the Collins English to French Dictionary