Synonyms of stir in English:



  • 1 use a wooden spoon to stir the mixture stir the ingredients together
    mix, blend, agitate; beat, whip, whisk, fold in; North Americanmuddle
  • 2 Travis stirred in his sleep
    move slightly, change one's position, twitch, quiver, tremble
  • 3 a gentle breeze stirred the leaves
    disturb, rustle, shake, move, flutter, agitate, swish
  • 4 when Ruth eventually stirred, it was nearly lunchtime
    get up, get out of bed, rouse oneself, bestir oneself, rise, show signs of life, be up and about, be active; wake up, awaken, waken
    informal be up and doing, rise and shine, surface
    literary arise
    [Antonyms] go to bed retire
  • 5 you won't even have to stir out of your office
    leave, depart from, go out of; move from, budge from, make a move from, shift from
    [Antonyms] stay stay put
  • 6 her imagination was stirred by the thought
    [Antonyms] stultify
  • 7 the outbreak of the war stirred him to action
  • Phrases

    stir one's stumps

    British informal
    'Stir your stumps, girl!' he shoutedbe quicklook smarthurry upspeed up informalmake it snappyget crackingget movingstep on itstep on the gasrattle one's dagsBritish informalget one's skates onNorth American informalget a wiggle onSouth African informalput foot

    stir something up

    his remarks stirred up a furore
    [Antonyms] stifle suppress
    whip upwork upfomentfan the flames oftriggerspark offexciteprovokeinstigateincitecauseprecipitateproducegenerategive rise to


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  • the event caused quite a stir
    commotion, disturbance, fuss, ado, excitement, flurry, uproar, ferment, brouhaha, furore, turmoil, sensation
    informal to-do, hoo-ha, hullabaloo, flap, song and dance, splash
    British informal kerfuffle
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