stir sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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stir sth up

phrasal verb with stir uk   /stɜːr/  us   /stɝː/ verb (-rr-)

stir sth up (EMOTION)

C2 to ​cause an ​unpleasantemotion or ​problem to ​begin or ​grow: The ​teacher told him to ​stopstirring up trouble. The ​photographsstirred up some ​painfulmemories.

stir sth up (SUBSTANCE)

to ​cause a ​substance such as ​soil or ​dust to ​move and ​rise up: The ​helicopterstirred up ​clouds of ​dust.
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