stir

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
stir

Third-person singular
stirs

Past tense
stirred

Past participle
stirred

Present participle
stirring

  1. If you stir something, you move it in a circular movement.
    He needed to stir the water into the flour
    She stirred the paint to mix the color.
    He was quietly stirring sugar into his coffee with a spoon.
  2. If something is stirred up, it is caused or begins because of something else.
    The appointment of the new CEO stirred up controversy.

Noun[change]

Singular
stir

Plural
stirs

  1. A stir can be when someone becomes excited, upset or angry.
    Her short dress made quite a stir when she came into the room.