Definition of Stir up

1. Verb. Try to stir up public opinion.

Exact synonyms: Agitate, Foment
Generic synonyms: Provoke, Stimulate
Specialized synonyms: Rumpus
Derivative terms: Agitator, Fomentation, Fomenter



2. Verb. Arouse or excite feelings and passions. "Wake old feelings of hatred"
Exact synonyms: Fire Up, Heat, Ignite, Inflame, Wake
Generic synonyms: Arouse, Elicit, Enkindle, Evoke, Fire, Kindle, Provoke, Raise
Specialized synonyms: Ferment
Derivative terms: Heat, Inflaming, Inflammation, Inflammatory

3. Verb. Change the arrangement or position of.
Exact synonyms: Agitate, Commove, Disturb, Raise Up, Shake Up, Vex
Specialized synonyms: Beat, Scramble, Toss, Rile, Roil, Poke
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move

4. Verb. Provoke or stir up. "Set off great unrest among the people"
Exact synonyms: Incite, Instigate, Set Off
Generic synonyms: Provoke, Stimulate
Specialized synonyms: Raise
Causes: Act, Move
Derivative terms: Incitation, Incitation, Incitement, Inciter, Incitive, Instigant, Instigation, Instigative, Instigator

Definition of Stir up

1. Verb. (transitive) arouse or excite passion or action. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) mix ingredients. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Stir Up

stipulators
stipulatory
stipule
stipuled
stipules
stir
stir-crazy
stir-fried
stir-fries
stir-fry
stir-frying
stir-frys
stir bar
stir fry
stir the pot
stir up (current term)
stirabout
stirabouts
stire
stired
stires
stirfried
stirfries
stirfry
stirfrying
stiriated
stiring
stirious
stirk
stirks

Literary usage of Stir up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment. : 9(4:9). wake up the mighty men, Cant.2: 8 Isa. 42 50 Dan 11 Hag 1 Zee. 4 HIPHIL — Future. 1 1 . ..."

2. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1901)
"... work was well adapted to stir up in the English people the old feelings of rivalry with France; and, by reminding them of their lost possessions there, ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"To stir up vigour in him, employ him in some constant bodily labour. ... The use of the passions is to stir up the mind and put it upon action, ..."

4. Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: Chiefly by John Brand, Henry Ellis (1895)
"STIR-UP SUNDAY. [The twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity is called by schoolboys Slir-up Sunday, from the collect used on that day ; and they repeat the ..."

5. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... in order to stir up the same spirit of opposition there, that has reigned in Boston; for it is an undoubted fact, that if government gains any one ..."

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