stir up
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stir up(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to cause to move up and disperse)
a. remover
Henry stirred up the dressing before pouring it on his salad.Henry removió el aderezo antes de servirlo en su ensalada.
b. revolver
The barge stirred up the mud on the bottom of the channel.La barcaza revolvió el barro del fondo del canal.
c. levantar
A gust of wind stirred up the autumn leaves.Una ráfaga de viento levantó las hojas otoñales.
2. (to stimulate)
a. despertar
The movie stirred up memories of my childhood.La película despertó recuerdos de mi infancia.
b. traer a la memoria
The scent of Wanda's perfume on my T-shirt stirred up pleasant memories.El olor del perfume de Wanda en mi camiseta me trajo a la memoria agradables recuerdos.
c. provocar
I'm afraid that his racist rhetoric is going to stir up unrest.Me temo que su retórica racista va a provocar disturbios.
d. suscitar
Mickey didn't create the discontent, he just stirred it up.Mickey no causó el descontento, sino que lo suscitó.
e. agitar
The union president stirred up the crowd simply by telling the truth about what the board said.El presidente del sindicato agitó a la multitud simplemente contando la verdad sobre lo que dijo el consejo.
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stir up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (dust, leaves)
a. levantar
2. (incite; rebellion, dissent, anger)
a. provocar
3. (workers, crowd)
a. agitar
to s things upsoliviantar los ánimos
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stir up
transitive verb
1 [+liquid etc] remover; agitar; revolver; [+dust] levantar
some gentle winds stirred up the dust His movements stirred up the mud and sand, blinding him as he swam along the river bottom
2 [+memories] traer a la memoria
Being back in the hospital stirred up unpleasant memories
[+passions] provocar; despertar
...racist jokes that only stir up hatred
[+revolt] fomentar
a campaign to stir up opposition to the government
[+trouble] provocar
to stir up the past remover el pasado; he's always trying to stir things up siempre anda provocando
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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