Definition of stir noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//stɜː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//stɜːr//
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  1. 1[singular] excitement, anger or shock that is felt by a number of people synonym commotion Her resignation caused quite a stir. The discovery caused something of a stir among physicists. There was quite a stir about the book.
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] the action of stirring something Could you give the rice a stir?
  3. Word OriginOld English styrian, of Germanic origin; related to German stören ‘disturb’.
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