stir up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theystir up
he/she/itstirs up
present participlestirring up
past tensestirred up
past participlestirred up
  1. 1
    same as stir1 (sense 2)
    stir up hatred/anger:

    He was accused of stirring up racial hatred.

  2. 2
    same as stir1

    The sight of the school stirred up a lot of memories.

  3. 3
    same as stir1

    The scandal certainly stirred up interest in the business.

  4. 4
    to make water or dust move around
See also
See also main entry: stir