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Meaning of STIR UP

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  1. [v]  provoke or stir up; "incite a riot"; "set off great unrest among the people"
  2. [v]  arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor"; "The refugees' fate stirred up compassion around the world"; "Wake old feelings of hatred"
  3. [v]  change the arrangement or position of
  4. [v]  try to stir up public opinion
 Synonyms: agitate, agitate, commove, disturb, fire up, foment, heat, ignite, incite, inflame, instigate, raise up, set off, shake up, vex, wake
 See Also: act, arouse, beat, displace, elicit, enkindle, evoke, ferment, fire, kindle, move, move, poke, provoke, provoke, provoke, raise, raise, rile, roil, rumpus, scramble, stimulate, stimulate, toss