Definition of 'stir'
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Not he who feels the life of his people stirring within his own. Daniel Deronda (1876) Something is stirring on the south coast. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Today that stirs angers in us that we still barely understand and still struggle to discuss rationally. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He also advised people not to sweep up ash leaves to avoid stirring up fungus spores. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The stirring drums give that song a rock undercurrent. The Sun (2010)Sift dry ingredients into carrot mix and stir. The Sun (2016)His job was to awaken it by stirring memory. Christianity Today (2000)You cannot get around the stirring of risotto. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Whisk in the flour and keep stirring for a couple of minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Stir in the lobster meat and heat through for another minute. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Keep cooking and stirring for about another minute until the prawns are opaque and cooked through. The Sun (2013)Turn up heat and stir as liquid reduces. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Those with the clout to do something about it are stirring into action. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Stir the cold dissolved gelatine into the fromage blanc and cream. A Passion for Food (1989)The wind was stirring in the bare branches of the lime trees outside. Seminary Boy (2006)Realising an ex has moved on stirs up at least a bit of jealousy in most of us. The Sun (2015)The whole thing about being an adult is doing things to stir young people to get them interested. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Its discovery caused an immense stir. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)Heat the butter in a frying pan and gently soften the onion, stirring often. Times, Sunday Times (2013)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 DOVEFry in the oil with the bay leaves and thyme, stirring often. Times, Sunday Times (2007)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)
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Translations for 'stir'
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.
Definition of stir from the Collins English Dictionary
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