stir

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: stir

1
v
move an implement through
2
vn
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
a rapid active commotion
3
v
summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: stir
1

v move an implement through

stir the soup”
stir my drink”
stir the soil”
Types:
churn
stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter
paddle
stir with a paddle
Type of:
displace, move
cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

v mix or add by stirring

Stir nuts into the dough”
Type of:
work
move into or onto

v move very slightly

Synonyms:
agitate, budge, shift
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

v to begin moving, "As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir"

Synonyms:
arouse
Type of:
move
move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
2

v stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

Synonyms:
excite, shake, shake up, stimulate
Types:
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fuel
stimulate
arouse, excite, sex, turn on, wind up
stimulate sexually
affright, fright, frighten, scare
cause fear in
thrill, tickle, vibrate
feel sudden intense sensation or emotion
invite, tempt
give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting
elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
animate, enliven, exalt, inspire, invigorate
heighten or intensify
titillate
excite pleasurably or erotically
bluff
frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
awe
inspire awe in
terrify, terrorise, terrorize
fill with terror; frighten greatly
intimidate
make timid or fearful
alarm, appal, appall, dismay, horrify
fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
consternate
fill with anxiety, dread, dismay, or confusion
tempt
try to seduce
beatify
make blessedly happy
puff
make proud or conceited
beatify, exalt, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill, tickle pink
fill with sublime emotion
encourage
inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
spook
frighten or scare, and often provoke into a violent action
Type of:
arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise
call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)

v stir feelings in

stir emotions”
Synonyms:
excite, stimulate
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fuck off, jack off, jerk off, masturbate, she-bop, wank
get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
masturbate
stimulate sexually
horripilate
cause (someone's) hair to stand on end and to have goosebumps
work
provoke or excite
blow, fellate, go down on, suck
provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
thrill
cause to be thrilled by some perceptual input
quicken, whet
make keen or more acute
disgust, gross out, repel, revolt
fill with distaste
scarf
masturbate while strangling oneself
nauseate, sicken, turn one's stomach
upset and make nauseated
Type of:
sensitise, sensitize
cause to sense; make sensitive

v affect emotionally

“A stirring movie”
Synonyms:
touch
Types:
get
evoke an emotional response
Type of:
affect, impress, move, strike
have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

n a rapid active commotion

Synonyms:
ado, bustle, flurry, fuss, hustle
Type of:
commotion, din, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, tumult
the act of making a noisy disturbance

n a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event

Synonyms:
splash
Type of:
commotion, disruption, disturbance, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle, to-do
a disorderly outburst or tumult

n emotional agitation and excitement

Types:
electricity
keen and shared excitement
sensation
a general feeling of excitement and heightened interest
Type of:
agitation
the feeling of being agitated; not calm
3

v summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

Synonyms:
arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, invoke, put forward, raise
call forth, evoke, kick up, provoke
evoke or provoke to appear or occur
Types:
anathemise, anathemize, bedamn, beshrew, curse, damn, imprecate, maledict
wish harm upon; invoke evil upon
bless
give a benediction to
anele, anoint, embrocate, inunct, oil
administer an oil or ointment to ; often in a religious ceremony of blessing
Type of:
create, make
make or cause to be or to become
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