English version

stir somebody/something ↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstir somebody/something ↔ up phrasal verb1 ARGUEto deliberately try to cause arguments or bad feelings between people John was always stirring up trouble in class. Dave’s just trying to stir things up because he’s jealous.2 MOVE something OR somebodyto make small pieces of something move around in the air or in water The wind had stirred up a powdery red dust. stir→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
stir upBut these two guys got together: they are making inquiries, stirring things up.He no longer simply makes meaningful speeches that stir things up.This country is in enough trouble without the likes of you, and Tariq Ali etc, stirring it up.I heard you both the other day raising your voices, I think you stir him up and lead him on.This stirred them up and prevented blockages.Scathach stirred, sat up and rubbed his eyes, blinking at the dawn, scratching his beard.He should stir the patient up once in a while and try to make him go through the engram.stirring up troubleWhile all this was going on agents of Naggaroth were abroad throughout the Old World stirring up trouble.
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Verb table
stir
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theystir
he, she, itstirs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theystirred
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave stirred
he, she, ithas stirred
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad stirred
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill stir
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have stirred
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam stirring
he, she, itis stirring
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you, we, theyare stirring
Past
I, he, she, itwas stirring
you, we, theywere stirring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been stirring
he, she, ithas been stirring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been stirring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be stirring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been stirring
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