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Definition of bestir verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    bestir yourself (formal or )Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bestir
    he / she / it bestirs
    past simple bestirred
    -ing form bestirring
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  1. 1(humorous) to start doing things after a period during which you have been doing nothing synonym rouse
  2. 2 He needs to bestir himself and start looking for a job.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: bestir