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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 ?
Soon the crew came on board in twos and threes; the riggers bestirred themselves; the mates were actively engaged; and several of the shore people were busy in bringing various last things on board.
Yes; and many is the time, when, after the severest uninterrupted labors, which know no night; continuing straight through for ninety-six hours; when from the boat, where they have swelled their wrists with all day rowing on the Line, --they only step to the deck to carry vast chains, and heave the heavy windlass, and cut and slash, yea, and in their very sweatings to be smoked and burned anew by the combined fires of the equatorial sun and the equatorial try-works; when, on the heel of all this, they have finally bestirred themselves to cleanse the ship, and make a spotless dairy room of it; many is the time the poor fellows, just buttoning the necks of their clean frocks, are startled by the cry of There she blows
As the stupendous collection were yet concealed by cloths, lest the envious dust should injure their complexions, Nell bestirred herself to assist in the embellishment of the room, in which her grandfather also was of great service.
Touching the prisoners we have made, we do in Christian charity require you to send a man of religion, to receive their confession, and reconcile them with God; since it is our fixed intention to execute them this morning before noon, so that their heads being placed on the battlements, shall show to all men how lightly we esteem those who have bestirred themselves in their rescue.
On recovering from his first stupefaction, he bestirred himself to shout, to the four personages on the stage, "Go on
In 1998, by some miracle, members of the print media bestirred themselves and recognized the efforts of Rustico Estanol Otico, senior desk editor of the Inquirer.
Obama got a ratings bump when he finally bestirred himself to order airstrikes and vowed to ''degrade and ultimately destroy'' the Islamic State.
But what community ever bestirred itself against frauds on the internal revenue, against moonshine distilleries, against smuggling, against a hundred things which are crimes against the United States?
If martinis can bestirred and beer can beheaded; can drunks besotted?
In light of the destructive energies bestirred by the Syrian conflict, one wonders if we are not witnessing the end of the post World War I territorial configuration," says Emile Bitar.
If those viewers are bestirred to comment on it, so much the better.
Indeed, in 1996, Ralph Reed of the Christian Coalition did all he could to help Bob Dole beat back the challenge from Buchanan, especially in the South Carolina primary The same is true of the more conservative members of the Beltway Right, none of whom bestirred themselves to help Buchanan, even when they agreed with Buchanan on most of the issues.