stir noun

1 action of stirring

ADJ. good

VERB + STIR give sth Give the mixture a good stir.

2 general excitement or shock

ADJ. considerable, great, real

VERB + STIR cause, create

PREP. ~ about/over There was quite a stir about the book. | ~ among/amongst The discovery caused something of a stir among physicists.

PHRASES quite a/something of a stir