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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.
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