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verb
  1. 1
    to mix a drink by moving it around with a spoon or a stick

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    1. b.
      to move food around in a dish or pan using a spoon or other object

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  2. 3
    if an emotion or thought stirs in you, you feel it or think about it

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  3. 4
    to move slightly after being still for a long time

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  4. 5
    if you do not stir from a place, you do not leave it or move away from it

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