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British English: /stəː/
American English: /stər/

Translation of stir in French:


  • 1 (act of mixing)to give the tea/sauce a stir
    remuer le thé/la sauce
  • 3 [informal] (prison)in stir
    en taule [informal]

transitive verb p prés etc -rr-

  • 1 (mix)
    remuer (liquid, sauce)
    mélanger (paint, powder)
    have you stirred it?
    est-ce que tu as bien remué?
    to stir something into something
    incorporer quelque chose à quelque chose
  • 3 (move, arouse)
    (music, sight, story)
    émouvoir (person)
    exciter (curiosity, passions)
    stimuler (imagination)
    éveiller (emotions)
    to stir somebody to pity/compassion
    inspirer de la pitié/compassion à quelqu'un
    I was stirred by her story
    son histoire m'a ému
    a speech which stirs the blood
    un discours qui fouette le sang
  • 4 (incite) to stir somebody into doing
    inciter quelqu'un à faire
    to stir somebody to action/revolt
    inciter quelqu'un à agir/à la révolte

intransitive verb p prés etc -rr-

  • 1 (move gently)
    (leaves, papers)
    to stir in one's sleep
    bouger en dormant
    the audience were stirring in their seats
    le public s'agitait dans la salle
  • 3 (budge) do not stir from that spot
    ne bouge pas de l'endroit où tu es
  • 4 [literary] (awake)
    (love, hope)
    se réveiller
  • 5 [informal] (cause trouble)
    faire des histoires

reflexive verb

  • p prés etc -rr-
    to stir oneself
    se secouer [informal]


he's always stirring it

c'est un emmerdeur [informal]

Phrasal verbs

stir in

stir [something] in, stir in [something]
incorporer (flour, powder)
ajouter (eggs, milk)

stir up

1 stir [something] up, stir up [something] 1.1 (whip up)
faire voler (dust, leaves)
aspirer (mud)
1.2 [figurative]
provoquer (trouble)
attiser (hatred, unrest)
éveiller (feelings)
susciter (emotions)
remuer (past)
réveiller (memories)
rassembler (support)
to stir things up [informal]
envenimer les choses
2 stir [somebody] up, stir up [somebody]
travailler (workers)
exciter (person, crowd)
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