stir up

Definitions of stir up
  1. verb
    provoke or stir up
    synonyms: incite, instigate, set off
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    raise
    activate or stir up
    type of:
    provoke, stimulate
    provide the needed stimulus for
  2. verb
    arouse or excite feelings and passions
    “The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world”
    synonyms: fire up, heat, ignite, inflame, wake
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    ferment
    work up into agitation or excitement
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    arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, pique, provoke, raise
    call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
  3. verb
    try to stir up public opinion
    synonyms: agitate, foment
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    rumpus
    cause a disturbance
    type of:
    provoke, stimulate
    provide the needed stimulus for
  4. verb
    change the arrangement or position of
    synonyms: agitate, commove, disturb, raise up, shake up, vex
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    beat, scramble
    stir vigorously
    toss
    agitate
    rile, roil
    make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
    poke
    stir by poking
    tumble
    put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying
    whip, whisk
    whip with or as if with a wire whisk
    cream
    make creamy by beating
    muddle, puddle
    make into a puddle
    type of:
    displace, move
    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
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