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Definition of stir up phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

stir up

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

stir somebodyup

 
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to encourage someone to do something; to make someone feel they must do something

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  1. 1to make people feel strong emotions to stir up hatred
  2. 2 to try to cause arguments or problems to stir up a debate Whenever he's around, he always manages to stir up trouble. We have enough problems without you trying to stir things up.
  3. 3to make something move around in water or air The wind stirred up a lot of dust.
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