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English definition of “astir”

astir

adjective [after verb] uk   /əˈstɜːr/ us    /-ˈstɝː/ old-fashioned literary
out of bed and moving around, or in an excited state: She was rarely astir later than seven o'clock. After the explosion, the hospital was astir with overworked nurses and doctors.Not sleeping and not unconsciousEnergetic and lively
(Definition of astir from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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