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
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    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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    types:

    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
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    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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