Stir

What is Stir ?

Stir is (verb) 1. to move a liquid or pow- der or something which is cooking, to mix it up He was stirring the sugar into his cof- fee. Keep stirring the porridge, or it will stick to the bottom of the pan. 2. to move about The baby slept peacefully without stirring. I didn’t stir from my desk all day. 3. to stir someone to do something to make someone feel that they ought to do something We must try to stir the commit- tee into action.(noun) 1. the action of mix- ing the ingredients of something, or something which is cooking Add the sugar and give the mixture a stir. You should give the porridge an occasional stir. 2. excite- ment The exhibition caused a stir in the art world.

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level