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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 ?
We left him bestirring himself to feed the fowls, and we sat down to our punch in the arbour; where Wemmick told me as he smoked a pipe that it had taken him a good many years to bring the property up to its present pitch of perfection.
For its fifth season, this thriller about Russian spies posing as 1980s-era all-American marrieds (Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys) took an illuminating look at the American Dream while gaining unsought relevance as the Cold War of that distant age is bestirring anew.
In the face of the Church seemingly bestirring itself from diffidence, the administration has responded with its patented show of indifference.
They certainly don't believe it to the extent of bestirring themselves to do something about it.
But it's lazy and easily tired, often bestirring itself just enough to certify that System 1 was right after all.
Arab spring is for real However Riyadh and Washington didn't factor in that in the shadows of the Egyptian pyramids the Sphinx was bestirring, expounding visions of the shaking up of the established order in the Middle East.
In any case, as Paul's bestirring article shows, the problem of fetal pain isn't such a terrible place to initiate the conversation.
With the army doing its job, the political arm of the state bestirring itself and rising to the other challenges facing the country, and their lordships somehow bringing themselves to place discretion before valour--although this could be hoping for too much in the present super-charged judicial atmosphere--Pakistan could then, hopefully, enter the real world.