HyperDic: stir_up

English > 4 senses of the expression stir up:
VERBsocialstir up, agitate, fomenttry to stir up public opinion
emotionstir up, inflame, wake, ignite, heat, fire uparouse or excite feelings and passions
contactstir up, agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, raise upchange the arrangement or position of
communicationstir up, incite, instigate, set offprovoke or stir ... / stir up
English > stir up: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningtry to stir up public opinion.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsagitate, foment
NarrowerrumpusCause a disturbance
Broaderprovoke, stimulateProvide the needed stimulus for
See alsostirstir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Spanishagitar, combatir, fomentar, provocar
Catalanagitar, fomentar, revoltar
English > stir up: 4 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningArouse or excite feelings and passions.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsinflame, wake, ignite, heat, fire up
Narrowerfermentwork up into agitation or excitement / excitement
Broaderarouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provokeCall forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
See alsostiraffect emotionally
Spanishcalentar, encender, inflamar
English > stir up: 4 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningchange the arrangement or position of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsagitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, raise up
Narrowerbeat, scrambleStir vigorously
pokeStir by poking
roil, rilemake turbid by stirring up the sediments of
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishagitar, excitar, molestar, remover
Catalanagitar, excitar, molestar, remoure
English > stir up: 4 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningProvoke or stir ... / stir up.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Synonymsincite, instigate, set off
Cause toact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
Narrowerraiseactivate or stir up
Broaderprovoke, stimulateProvide the needed stimulus for
Spanishincitar, instigar, levantar, provocar

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