transitive verb -rr-
- 1 (mix) cook, stirring constantly, for five minutescuézalo sin dejar de revolver ( or remover etc) durante cinco minutosto stir something
intosomethingstir the cream into the soupañada la crema a la sopa y revuelva ( or remueva)Example sentences
- I raised an eyebrow, grabbing a wooden spoon to stir the thickening tomato sauce.
- Serena picked up a spoon and stirred the froth on her coffee.
- Pour in the wine and stir the rice until the liquid bubbles away.
- 3 3.1 (arouse)(sympathies)
despertar(imagination)3.2 (move, affect) her story stirred me deeply
estimularsu historia me conmovió profundamenteExample sentences3.3 (provoke, incite) to stir somebody into action
empujar or incitar a alguien a la acciónhis words stirred the mob to furysus palabras provocaron la furia de la multitud
- But he was not stirred to battle because the English had killed his father, as claimed in Braveheart.
- All I know is that you should write the music that you love and that you believe in, that stirs you and excites you.
- Founders proudly propagated the ‘One Zambia One Nation’ slogan that stirred the people to move on strongly and united.
intransitive verb -rr-
- 1 1.1 (change position)(person/animal)
agitarse(branches/leaves/curtain)1.2 (venture out)
agitarsemoversehe won't stir from his bed
salirno hay quien lo saque or quien lo haga salir de la camaExample sentences1.3 (be awake)
estar despierto(be up)it was midday before anyone stirred
- I slept through Saturday though I intended to do a couple of things, and was stirred from my lair by Heather phoning about Tim's birthday drinks which I was intended to go along to.
- Half an hour later, I finally stirred from the sofa and thought that I might as well go back to bed.
- You can be Indian living in America or American living in India; and sometimes, like the chatty souls at the call centers in India, you can be both and not even stir from your chair!
estar levantadonadie se levantó hasta el mediodíaExample sentences
- The woman stirred suddenly, waking from a restless sleep.
- He fought it but soon he was stirring and rising from bed.
- The night's respite must have revitalized him, for he was stirring, even rising.
- The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.
- 2 (awaken)(anger/interest/memory)
- As it stirs our emotions with memories, it also makes possible the construction of a never-to-be forgotten narrative sequence.
- I owe her, and her husband Paul, my entire subsequent career and memories of them stir great affection.
- They hoped this act would stir a feeling, prompting the practitioners to serve in modesty to make up for the inadequate medical technology they had.
- 3 (cause trouble)(British English) [colloquial]
armar lío [colloquial]
meter cizañaExample sentences
- My ringworm worried her more than the swarms of rumors the local gossips were stirring.
- They all minded themselves helplessly as they stirred with talks of gossip, death, and pets.
- 1.1 countable (action) to give something a stirrevolver or (Spain) remover or (in Colombia also) rebullir or (in Mexico also) menear algo1.2 uncountable (movement)Example sentences1.3 uncountable (excitement) to cause o create o make a stir
causar revueloher arrival caused a great stirsu llegada causó or produjo un gran revueloExample sentences
- It was then that Ardon felt an odd stir of movement beneath him.
- My feet landed without the slightest stir of dust, or typical crunch of moving dirt and rocks.
- There was a stir of motion from the corner of her room.
- Probably neither name caused much stir from the leather armchairs in the New Club, where the city's grandees would once have counted the man in charge at North Bridge as one of their own.
- What happens in Congo does not cause the slightest stir in the boardrooms of London and New York.
- Yet, it seems that it is popular enough to have created a stir in the physics department.
traer a la memoria
traer a la memoria
(hatred/unrest/revolt)don't stir up the past
no revuelvas or (Spain) remuevas el pasadothey're rather apathetic: they need stirring up
son algo apáticos: hay que aguijonearlos or pincharlos un pocothey stirred up the mob to violence
incitaron a la muchedumbre a la violenciato stir up trouble
armar lío [colloquial]she's stirring things up again
ya está otra vez revolviendo las cosas or [colloquial] tratando de armar lío
- uncountable (prison) [slang]cárcel (feminine)
cana (feminine) (South America) [colloquial]
chirona (feminine) (Spain) [colloquial]
guandoca (feminine) (Colombia) [colloquial]
gayola (feminine) (River Plate area) [slang]
tanque (masculine) (Mexico) [slang]
porotera (feminine) (Chile) [slang]Example sentences
- In stir, he dreamed about his boxing career, how he was going to train and go straight and turn his life around.
- That's right; something as innocent as playing computer chess on your laptop in a hotel lobby is now a crime with penalties of up to three months in stir and a fine of 10,000 euros.
- He later retained an attorney, and after seven months in stir was released on bail with his pre-trial release restrictions tightened further.
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