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Definizione monolingua e traduzione stir



Inglese grammatica

stir


Verb

stir (third-person singular simple present stirs, present participle stirring, simple past and past participle stirred)


  1. (transitive, dated) To change the place of in any manner; to move.
    My foot I had never yet in five days been able to stir. —Sir William Temple
  2. (transitive) To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate.
    She stirred the pudding with a spoon.
    My mind is troubled, like a fountain stirred. —Shakespeare
  3. (transitive) To agitate the content of (a container) by passing something through it.
    Would you please stand here and stir this pot so that the chocolate doesnt burn?
  4. (transitive) To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot.
    Stir not questions of jurisdiction. —Francis Bacon
  5. (transitive) To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite.
    To stir men to devotion. —Chaucer
    An Ate, stirring him to blood and strife. —Shakespeare
    And for her sake some mutiny will stir. —John Dryden.
    • 1922, Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit
      That night he was almost too happy to sleep, and so much love stirred in his little sawdust heart that it almost burst.
  6. (intransitive) To move; to change one’s position.
    I had not power to stir or strive, But felt that I was still alive. —Byron.
  7. (intransitive) To be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy ones self.
    All are not fit with them to stir and toil. —Byron.
    The friends of the unfortunate exile, far from resenting his unjust suspicions, were stirring anxiously in his behalf. — Charles Merivale.
  8. (intransitive) To become the object of notice; to be on foot.
    They fancy they have a right to talk freely upon everything that stirs or appears. —Isaac Watts.
  9. (intransitive, poetic) To rise, or be up, in the morning.
Noun

stir (countable and uncountable; plural stirs)


  1. The act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements.
    Why all these words, this clamor, and this stir? — Sir John Denham.
    Consider, after so much stir about genus and species, how few words we have yet settled definitions of. —John Locke.
  2. Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar.
    Being advertised of some stirs raised by his unnatural sons in England. —Sir John Davies.
  3. Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions.
Traduzione italiano agitare |mescolare |agitarsi |agitazione |alzarsi |attizzare |brandire |colpire |commuovere |commuòvere |confusione |eccitazione |girare |incitare |mestare |movimento |muovere |muoversi |posare |provocare |rimescolare |rimestare |scuotere |svegliare |trambusto |tumulto |


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