bestir


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Related to bestir: unstanched, harrumphed

be·stir

 (bĭ-stûr′)
tr.v. be·stirred, be·stir·ring, be·stirs
To cause to become active; rouse: finally bestirred himself to look for work.

[Middle English bistiren : probably bi-, be- + stiren, to rouse; see stir1.]

bestir

(bɪˈstɜː)
vb, -stirs, -stirring or -stirred
(tr) to cause (oneself, or, rarely, another person) to become active; rouse

be•stir

(bɪˈstɜr)

v.t. -stirred, -stir•ring.
to rouse to action.
[before 900]

bestir


Past participle: bestirred
Gerund: bestirring

Imperative
bestir
bestir
Present
I bestir
you bestir
he/she/it bestirs
we bestir
you bestir
they bestir
Preterite
I bestirred
you bestirred
he/she/it bestirred
we bestirred
you bestirred
they bestirred
Present Continuous
I am bestirring
you are bestirring
he/she/it is bestirring
we are bestirring
you are bestirring
they are bestirring
Present Perfect
I have bestirred
you have bestirred
he/she/it has bestirred
we have bestirred
you have bestirred
they have bestirred
Past Continuous
I was bestirring
you were bestirring
he/she/it was bestirring
we were bestirring
you were bestirring
they were bestirring
Past Perfect
I had bestirred
you had bestirred
he/she/it had bestirred
we had bestirred
you had bestirred
they had bestirred
Future
I will bestir
you will bestir
he/she/it will bestir
we will bestir
you will bestir
they will bestir
Future Perfect
I will have bestirred
you will have bestirred
he/she/it will have bestirred
we will have bestirred
you will have bestirred
they will have bestirred
Future Continuous
I will be bestirring
you will be bestirring
he/she/it will be bestirring
we will be bestirring
you will be bestirring
they will be bestirring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bestirring
you have been bestirring
he/she/it has been bestirring
we have been bestirring
you have been bestirring
they have been bestirring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bestirring
you will have been bestirring
he/she/it will have been bestirring
we will have been bestirring
you will have been bestirring
they will have been bestirring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bestirring
you had been bestirring
he/she/it had been bestirring
we had been bestirring
you had been bestirring
they had been bestirring
Conditional
I would bestir
you would bestir
he/she/it would bestir
we would bestir
you would bestir
they would bestir
Past Conditional
I would have bestirred
you would have bestirred
he/she/it would have bestirred
we would have bestirred
you would have bestirred
they would have bestirred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.bestir - become active; "He finally bestirred himself"
be active, move - be in a state of action; "she is always moving"
Translations

bestir

[bɪˈstɜːʳ] VT (liter) to bestir o.smenearse

bestir

vr (hum, liter)sich regen, sich rühren; to bestir oneself to do somethingsich dazu aufraffen, etw zu tun

bestir

[bɪˈstɜːʳ] vt to bestir o.s.muoversi
References in classic literature ?
Thedora had long been at work; and it was time that I too should bestir myself.
If nobody knows the address, you must still bestir yourself in trying to find it.
As we are very far from believing in any such heathen goddess, or from encouraging any superstition, so we wish Mr John Fr , or some other such philosopher, would bestir himself a little, in order to find out the real cause of this sudden transition from good to bad fortune, which hath been so often remarked, and of which we shall proceed to give an instance; for it is our province to relate facts, and we shall leave causes to persons of much higher genius.
The mourners, too, enveloped and swathed in their skirts and gowns, were unable to bestir themselves, and so with entire safety to himself Don Quixote belaboured them all and drove them off against their will, for they all thought it was no man but a devil from hell come to carry away the dead body they had in the litter.
The next morning when Dame Ilsabill awoke it was broad daylight, and she jogged the fisherman with her elbow, and said, 'Get up, husband, and bestir yourself, for we must be king of all the land.
No one spoke for a minute, but there were signs of emotion among the aunts, which warned the boys to bestir themselves before the water-works began to play.
But little Denmark must take care what it is about, and not run counter to the moon; that great realm, that might in an ill-humor bestir itself, and dash down a hail-storm in our faces, or force the Baltic to overflow the sides of its gigantic basin.
At length as darkness settled upon the jungle the apes commenced to bestir themselves, and soon they formed a great circle about the earthen drum.
Unfortunately, it is difficult to discern what it will take to bestir the PPP behemoth.
Both of these references among a smattering of others were strictly gratuitous and meant, presumably, to bestir the base.
Henderson should be used to his disparagers by now, who will no doubt bestir once more after this.
Not until the electoral votes had actually been counted on April 7 and Washington declared the president did the Father of His Country bestir himself to join the new government.