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English definition of “stir sth up”

stir sth up

(EMOTION) phrasal verb with stir     /stɜːr/ US  /stɝː/ verb (-rr-)
C2 to cause an unpleasant emotion or problem to begin or grow: The teacher told him to stop stirring up trouble. The photographs stirred up some painful memories.Causing things to happen
(Definition of stir sth up (EMOTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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