To change the place of in any manner; to move. (verb)
To disturb the relative position of the particles of, as of a liquid, by passing something through it; to agitate. (verb)
To agitate the content of (a container) by passing something through it. (verb)
To bring into debate; to agitate; to moot. (verb)
To incite to action; to arouse; to instigate; to prompt; to excite. (verb)
To move; to change one’s position. (verb)
To be in motion; to be active or bustling; to exert or busy one's self. (verb)
To become the object of notice; to be on foot. (verb)
The act or result of stirring; agitation; tumult; bustle; noise or various movements. (noun)
Public disturbance or commotion; tumultuous disorder; seditious uproar. (noun)
Agitation of thoughts; conflicting passions. (noun)
Jail; prison. (noun)
Examples of word stir
Put the sugar, water and glucose over the fire; stir till the sugar is dissolved; wash down the sides of the saucepan with a cloth or the fingers dipped in cold water, cover and let boil three or four minutes, then uncover and let cook to 275° F. (when a little is cooled and chewed it clings but does not stick to the teeth) add the butter and peanuts and _stir constantly_ until the peanuts are nicely browned (or are of the color of well roasted peanuts).
"During the call, he expressed surprise that his comments had created what he called a stir," the official said.
"During the call, he expressed surprise that his comments had created what he called a stir," the official told AFP on condition of anonymity.
(And it makes a nice ginger-flavored sherry that is fun to use in stir-fry sauces.)
You can go back to snowed-in stir-crazy cabin-fever paranoia in a couple of months.