stir
noun.
a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
he made a great splash and then disappeared
Synonym: splash
noun.
emotional agitation and excitement
noun.
a rapid active commotion
Synonym: ado, bustle, flurry, fuss, hustle
verb.
move an implement through
stir the soup|stir my drink|stir the soil
verb.
move very slightly
He shifted in his seat
Synonym: agitate, budge, shift
verb.
stir feelings in
stimulate my appetite|excite the audience|stir emotions
Synonym: excite, stimulate
verb.
stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
These stories shook the community|the civil war shook the country
verb.
affect emotionally
A stirring movie|I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy
Synonym: touch
verb.
summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
raise the specter of unemployment|he conjured wild birds in the air|call down the spirits from the mountain
verb.
to begin moving
As the thunder started the sleeping children began to stir
Synonym: arouse
verb.
mix or add by stirring
Stir nuts into the dough