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stir up

 
Verb stir up has 4 senses
  1. agitate, foment, stir up - try to stir up public opinion
    --1 is one way to provoke, stimulate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. inflame, stir up, wake, ignite, heat, fire 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"
    --2 is one way to arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. agitate, vex, disturb, commove, shake up, stir up, raise up - change the arrangement or position of
    --3 is one way to move, displace
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  4. incite, instigate, set off, stir up - provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
    --4 is one way to provoke, stimulate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
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