stir verb

1 move a liquid round and round

ADV. thoroughly, well | carefully, gently | vigorously | gradually | all the time, constantly, continuously Bring to the boil, stirring all the time. | occasionally | in Gradually stir in the beaten egg.

PREP. into Chop an onion and stir it into the sauce.

2 move

ADV. barely, hardly The wind came in tiny puffs that hardly stirred the surface of the water. | slightly | suddenly | restlessly The students stirred restlessly in their seats. | sleepily | uneasily

PHRASES stir in your sleep

3 make sb feel an emotion

ADV. deeply, greatly It was not music to set hearts on fire or deeply stir the emotions. | up Going back there stirred up a lot of memories for her.