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English definition of “stir sth up”

stir sth up

(SUBSTANCE) phrasal verb with stir     /stɜːr/ US  /stɝː/ verb (-rr-)
to cause a substance such as soil or dust to move and rise up: The helicopter stirred up clouds of dust.Shaking, swinging and vibrating
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