stir
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stir(
stuhr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to mix)
a. revolver
Can you pass me a spoon so I can stir the sauce, please?¿Me pasas una cuchara para revolver la salsa, por favor?
b. remover
You have to stir the soup every five minutes.Tienes que remover la sopa cada cinco minutos.
2. (to move)
a. agitar
The sea breeze stirred the sails of the pirate ship.La brisa marina agitó las velas del barco pirata.
b. mover
She didn't know who or what had stirred her papers.No sabía quién o qué había movido sus papeles.
3. (to awaken)
a. despertar
The music stirred a passion in her that she didn't know was possible.La música despertó una pasión en ella que no sabía que era posible.
b. provocar
The new leader's words stirred him to defiance.Las palabras del nuevo líder lo provocaron al desafío.
c. estimular
The Beatles were the first group to stir him to become a musician.Los Beatles fueron el primer grupo para estimularlo a hacerse músico.
4. (to move emotionally)
a. conmover
The soldier's selflessness stirred the politician.El desinterés del soldado conmovió al político.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
5. (to move oneself)
a. moverse
The dragon stirred and opened its piercing eyes.El dragón se movió y abrió sus ojos penetrantes.
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to cause trouble) (United Kingdom)
a. causar problemas
Don't pay any attention to that drama queen; she just loves to stir.No le hagas caso a esa niña melodramática; le encanta causar problemas.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
7. (state of disturbance)
a. el revuelo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The neighbor's arrest caused quite a stir on my street.La detención del vecino ocasionó un gran revuelo en mi calle.
b. la conmoción
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
There was a stir in the classroom when the teacher announced that everyone had failed.Hubo una conmoción en la sala cuando la maestra dijo que todos habían reprobado.
8. (stirring movement)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Just give it a little stir and the sugar will mix with the coffee.Solo remuévelo un poco y el azúcar se mezclará con el café.
Too many stirs and you'll ruin the batter.Si lo revuelves demasiado dañarás la mezcla.
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stir
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (action)
a.
to give something a stirremover or revolver algo
2. (excitement)
a.
to cause a stircausar (un gran) revuelo
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (liquid, mixture)
a. remover, revolver
4. (leaves)
a. agitar
5. (colloquial)
a.
stir yourself!¡muévete!
6. (move emotionally; person)
a. conmover, emocionar
7. (arouse; emotion)
a. provocar
8. (curiosity)
a. despertar
to stir somebody to do somethingmover a alguien a hacer algo
9. (colloquial) (United Kingdom)
a.
she's just stirring it!¡está venga a meter cizaña!
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
10. (move)
a. moverse
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stir [stɜːʳ]
noun
1
to give sth a stir remover algo
2 (disturbance, ado) conmoción (f)
to cause a stir causar conmoción; there was a great stir in parliament hubo una gran conmoción en el parlamento; it didn't make much of a stir apenas despertó interés alguno
transitive verb
1 [+liquid etc] remover; revolver; [+fire] atizar; hurgar
to stir sugar into coffee añadir azúcar al café removiéndolo
stir before using agítese antes de usar
2 (move) mover
a breeze stirred the leaves una brisa agitó las hojas; nothing could stir him from his chair no había nada que lo levantara de la silla; come on, stir yourself or your stumps ¡venga, muévete!; ¡anda, muévete!
3 [+interest] despertar; [+emotions] provocar; excitar; [+imagination] estimular; avivar
to stir sb to pity causar compasión a algn; to feel deeply stirred conmoverse profundamente; estar muy emocionado; we were all stirred by the speech el discurso nos conmovió a todos; to stir sb to do sth incitar a algn a hacer algo
intransitive verb
1 (move) moverse
she hasn't stirred all day no se ha movido en todo el día; don't you stir from here no te muevas de aquí; he never stirred from the spot no se apartó del lugar ni un momento; nobody is stirring yet están todavía en la cama
2 (make trouble) acizañar; meter cizaña
stir [stɜːʳ]
noun
especially (US) (prison) chirona (very_informal) (f)
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Phrases with "stir"
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stir-fry
saltear, el salteado
stir up
remover
stir in
mezclar
stir-fried
salteado
stir it
removerlo
stir well
mezcla bien
stir the ingredients
revuelve los ingredientes
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