stir up

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stir up

(tr, adverb) to set in motion; instigate: he stirred up trouble.
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Verb1.stir up - try to stir up public opinionstir up - try to stir up public opinion  
provoke, stimulate - provide the needed stimulus for
rumpus - cause a disturbance
2.stir up - arouse or excite feelings and passionsstir up - arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"
ferment - work up into agitation or excitement; "Islam is fermenting Africa"
3.stir up - change the arrangement or position ofstir up - change the arrangement or position of
scramble, beat - stir vigorously; "beat the egg whites"; "beat the cream"
toss - agitate; "toss the salad"
rile, roil - make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
poke - stir by poking; "poke the embers in the fireplace"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
4.stir up - provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
provoke, stimulate - provide the needed stimulus for
raise - activate or stir up; "raise a mutiny"
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يُثير الشَّغَب، يُحَرِّض
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w>stir up

vt sep
liquid, mixtureumrühren; creamrühren, schlagen; mudaufwühlen
(fig) curiosity, attention, anger, controversyerregen; memories, the pastwachrufen; opposition, discordentfachen, erzeugen; hatredschüren; revolution, revoltanzetteln; mobaufstacheln; lazy personaufrütteln; to stir up troubleUnruhe stiften; to stir somebody up to do somethingjdn dazu anstacheln, etw zu tun; that’ll stir things updas kann heiter werden!; he’s always trying to stir things up among the workerser versucht immer, die Arbeiter aufzuhetzen
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(stəː) past tense, past participle stirred verb
1. to cause (a liquid etc) to be mixed especially by the constant circular movement of a spoon etc, in order to mix it. He put sugar and milk into his tea and stirred it; She stirred the sugar into the mixture.
2. to move, either slightly or vigorously. The breeze stirred her hair; He stirred in his sleep; Come on – stir yourselves!
3. to arouse or touch (a person or his feelings). He was stirred by her story.
a fuss or disturbance. The news caused a stir.
ˈstirring adjective
exciting or moving. a stirring tale.
ˈstir-fry verb
to fry in hot oil for a short time while stirring. stir-fried vegetables.
stir up
to cause (trouble etc). He was trying to stir up trouble at the factory.
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References in classic literature ?
De women folks has gone for to stir up de relations, en ole Mars Saul en de boys tuck dey guns en rode up de river road for to try to ketch dat young man en kill him 'fo' he kin git acrost de river wid Miss Sophia.
Obviously this was necessary to stir up a bit of curiosity about how she's going to look with her new chest and therefore more money for the next magazine deal.
Professional aggravator Jim McDonald does his best to stir up the situation by telling Barlow he'll be behind bars for life, but Carla is convinced her ex is innocent.