In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
verbo transitivostirred, stirring
1(mix)(mixture/liquid) revolver(liquid/mixture) remover España(mixture/liquid) rebullir Colombia(liquid/mixture) menear Méxicocook, stirring constantly, for five minutes — cuézalo sin dejar de revolver (or remover etc.) durante cinco minutos
- to stir sth into sth
- stir the cream into the soup — añada la crema a la sopa y revuelva (or remueva)
- For the sauce, stir the remaining ingredients together and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- As we ate, she'd occasionally return to stir the stuff until the smell overwhelmed us and we attacked.
- ‘I was stirring my tea, and the spoon got hot in my hand,’ he says.
- The mixture was stirred until the solutions turned colorless.
- The drink was stirred with the spoon and then sipped and savored.
- Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the mixture until it resembles cake frosting.
- They took turns stirring the mixture until it seemed to be ready.
- Serena picked up a spoon and stirred the froth on her coffee.
- Stand the saucepan in a larger pan of hot water over a medium heat, stirring the mixture until it turns clear.
- Then place the pan over a very low heat and stir the cheese until melted.
- He watched in silence as the aficionado sniffed the paprika bouquet and stirred the velvety stew with his spoon.
- When you are ready to eat, stir the maple syrup sauce, and spoon some of it over the apple snow.
- During the ceremony sugar crystals and water are stirred in a steel bowl with a Kirpan before the initiate drinks the mixture.
- His left hand was stirring his food with his spoon.
- All three are concentrating hard on stirring their biscuit mixture while their helper urges them on.
- Pour in the wine and stir the rice until the liquid bubbles away.
- Once added, stir the rice until it's coated with the liquid from the chicken mixture.
- I set down the wooden spoon I'd been stirring the hot chocolate with.
- I raised an eyebrow, grabbing a wooden spoon to stir the thickening tomato sauce.
- The external water was thoroughly stirred with a pipette for 15 s and the additional fluorescent intensity was measured.
- The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.
2.2informal (get moving)mover coloquialcome on, stir yourself! — ¡vamos, muévete! coloquial
- I can't stir him from his armchair — no puedo sacarlo del sillón
- They all minded themselves helplessly as they stirred with talks of gossip, death, and pets.
- My ringworm worried her more than the swarms of rumors the local gossips were stirring.
- He stirred, and gently woke Raquel, who stretched luxuriously over him and smiled stupidly up at his face.
- Garrison looked around the room, noticing the early risers finally stirring from their beds.
- Yesterday, we stirred ourselves early in the day in order to go for a walk at Bedgebury Pinetum, followed by lunch at the Oak and Ivy.
- As I did, Simon began to stir from his long sleep, bouncing back in time for us to launch into our next attempt to save his life.
- Further down the dark little dorm other figures stir and rise, shadows from the grave.
- I reached back and squeezed her shoulder, watching as she stirred and awoke, waking them in the process.
- I stirred in my sleep when I felt someone nudging me.
- She didn't wake or stir when her parents entered the room.
- At a women's hostel on the outskirts of Bangkok, the next generation is stirring from a morning nap.
- His train of thought was interrupted as she stirred and woke up.
- He fought it but soon he was stirring and rising from bed.
- Sharp, rocky, and bumpy, there is a cave that is always half-filled with water, more so during high tide, and the current is always right that we do not stir when we sleep.
- James shook his head and stirred himself from his reverie, bringing himself back to the real world.
- The night's respite must have revitalized him, for he was stirring, even rising.
- Instinctively her hand squeezes back but she doesn't stir from her peaceful slumber.
- Miguel stirred and roused from sleep as the sound of footsteps echoed in the room and the lights came on.
- Just as her fingers brushed his cheek, he stirred and woke.
- Dara stirred in her sleep on the beaten and faded blue sofa in front of him before she finally opened her eyes.
- Several of the sleeping men stirred in their sleep as the chill disturbed their slumber.
- The woman stirred suddenly, waking from a restless sleep.
3.1(arouse)(sympathies) despertar(imagination) estimular
- He'll be at Casa del Popolo this Monday, Nov 4, stirring up more attention for the Michigan-based publication.
- But that very beauty, far from filling him with joy, stirred up memories of the Paradise he had lost.
- To many people these days, photographs in black-and-white bring a sense of nostalgia, and stir memories of bygone times.
- Two star-crossed medieval lovers, Abelard and Heloise, are again stirring passions in France as a literary controversy rages nearly 900 years after their affair.
- Setting the heather on fire usually means stirring up a bit of excitement.
- It comes most vividly to life when the chorus is aroused as, for example, when the ladies are stirred to anger by the antics of the strutting Lieutenant Zuniga.
- April is the cruellest month, stirring memory and desire.
- WWII is recent enough in our national memory that interpretations still stir strong emotions.
- Here in the wilds of Scotland, there were also incidents of note, though none would stir fond memories of Corinthian spirit.
- The comment stirred up memories of Barb's sister who died of skin cancer two years ago.
- It had been a long day, and the FBI meetings in Perryton had stirred up unwelcome memories.
- Today, if a story has potential to stir resentment among large numbers of people, it is seized like gold by the talk shows.
- As it stirs our emotions with memories, it also makes possible the construction of a never-to-be forgotten narrative sequence.
- It is the artist who uses technique not as an end but as a means to the end of communicating an idea, challenging paradigms, stirring emotions or inspiring the spirit.
- I owe her, and her husband Paul, my entire subsequent career and memories of them stir great affection.
- This unconscionable scandal must kindle the moral imagination and stir the conscience of the American public.
- The memories stirred up by these compositions are very purposeful, if only half-formed.
- They hoped this act would stir a feeling, prompting the practitioners to serve in modesty to make up for the inadequate medical technology they had.
- Stubborn, emotional and romantic, the old man stirs the feelings of the reader with his crazy love.
- For those creating an enterprise storage solution, just the word stirs great emotion.
3.2(move, affect)conmoverher story stirred me deeply — su historia me conmovió profundamente
- No objective has stirred explorers more than the search for the source of the Nile.
- Founders proudly propagated the ‘One Zambia One Nation’ slogan that stirred the people to move on strongly and united.
- I'm sure that he will also be stirring his players by reminding them that their supposed role in the last-day drama is to lie down and let the big boys run over them.
- Matthews says his college tour is meant to stir young people who may be apathetic toward politics.
- If you stir an audience, move them and inspire them, that shifts them to feel warm with each other and share a sense of community.
- He was stirred by Charles de Gaulle's broadcasts on behalf of the French resistance, which were reaching Martinique from neighbouring islands.
- Of course I was incapable of understanding much of it at the age of seven, but I soon discovered that adults were stirred by the words.
- He sifts through the topics that stirred readers and made headlines last year in our much-read letters columns…
- He told it to me not because it was dazzling or fancy in any way, but because it was gnawing at him, stirring him, and it had to come out.
- The boy stirs her and her family, especially after she becomes convinced that the boy is really the reincarnation of her true love.
- One reason people were so stirred by her passing was because she had experienced so many of the tumults of the twentieth century.
- All I know is that you should write the music that you love and that you believe in, that stirs you and excites you.
- It was unbelievable the way his voice and carisma stirred the people.
- In their exploration, they stirred the people of the world to feel as one; in their sacrifice, they bind more tightly the brotherhood of man.
- Nothing ever stirred these people to the point when they rose from their chairs and clapped.
- With his courtly, old-fashioned manner, he may never have stirred Democratic crowds to a fever pitch.
- But he was not stirred to battle because the English had killed his father, as claimed in Braveheart.
- If you are saying things that stir people, they will respond.
- The move is stirring up critics who say that the company is simply out to extend its patent life with such a targeted approval - a charge NitroMed denies.
- ‘What attracts me to flamenco, is something to do with your soul, your makeup, what stirs you,’ she explains.
3.3(provoke, incite)to stir sb into action — empujar / incitar a algn a la acción
- his words stirred the mob to fury — sus palabras provocaron la furia de la multitud
verbo intransitivostirred, stirring
1.1(change position)(animal/person) moverse(animal/person) agitarse(curtain/branches/leaves) agitarse
1.2(venture out)moversesalirhe won't stir from his bed — no hay quien lo saque / quien lo haga salir de la cama
- Finally stirring from his chair, he stood to refold the quilt and drape it over the arm.
- Of course, as any opera lover knows, Bizet never actually stirred himself to visit the country in which his most popular opera is set.
- You can be Indian living in America or American living in India; and sometimes, like the chatty souls at the call centers in India, you can be both and not even stir from your chair!
- Andy and I never stirred from our seats the entire while, and just found random topics, random items, and random inspirations for our shameless babble.
- ‘Fine’ he simply addressed with a cold tone, not stirring from his corner.
- But, although indolence is bliss on St Lucia, there are compelling reasons to stir from your compound.
- There is no need to stir from your sitting room, because the NHS is coming to you.
- Half an hour later, I finally stirred from the sofa and thought that I might as well go back to bed.
- I slept through Saturday though I intended to do a couple of things, and was stirred from my lair by Heather phoning about Tim's birthday drinks which I was intended to go along to.
1.3(be awake) estar despierto(be up) estar levantadoit was midday before anyone stirred — nadie se levantó hasta el mediodía
3Britanico coloquial(cause trouble)armar lío coloquialmeter cizaña
1(action)to give sth a stir — revolver algo
2(movement)movimiento masculinoagitación femenino
- It was then that Ardon felt an odd stir of movement beneath him.
- There was a stir of motion from the corner of her room.
- My feet landed without the slightest stir of dust, or typical crunch of moving dirt and rocks.
- The ball passing became more fluent and aggressive and caused a stir in the Pioneers' defense area.
3(excitement)revuelo masculinoconmoción femeninoto cause / create / make a stir — causar revuelo
- her arrival caused a great stir — su llegada causó / produjo un gran revuelo
- There was no hope of blending in; they caused a stir, especially among the teachers, when her father turned up occasionally for the school run.
- The write up on the state of the Barnhill Pitch & Putt Course last week has attracted a great stir in the community.
- The Halifax created a stir last year when it started offering 4% interest on its current accounts.
- Under normal circumstances, such a meeting wouldn't create a stir.
- Quite why this should cause such a stir I don't know.
- Yet, it seems that it is popular enough to have created a stir in the physics department.
- Understandably, his disappearing act created a stir and there you feared for the old man.
- A new political party in New Zealand is hoping to cause a big stir at next year's election.
- You cannot abandon it or sign up to it without causing a stir.
- Stunning Bo caused a stir when she ran along the beach in slow motion wearing only a gold swimsuit and plaits in her hair.
- Temptation Island caused a stir when Sky One first announced it had bought the rights, but although it has done well for the channel it has attracted very little tabloid attention since.
- The picture, submitted by a teacher of Japanese fencing and martial arts, has caused a stir.
- Probably neither name caused much stir from the leather armchairs in the New Club, where the city's grandees would once have counted the man in charge at North Bridge as one of their own.
- This story is causing a bit of a stir, but it shouldn't.
- A sign of undue coziness with power brokers in Washington, her comment should have caused a media stir, but no one noticed.
- It definitely served the purpose of creating awareness, but the whole exercise failed after the initial stir it created.
- Its passionate music and folk-based melodies caused a stir at the turn of the century.
- What happens in Congo does not cause the slightest stir in the boardrooms of London and New York.
- He is currently preparing for the upcoming Community Games finals but has created a stir recently when he competed in a 400m event.
- Seven budding entrepreneurs from Swindon are creating a stir with their Young Enterprise business.
1(prison)cárcel femeninocana femenino América del Sur coloquialchirona femenino España coloquialguandoca femenino Colombia coloquialgayola femenino Río de la Plata argottanque masculino México argotporotera femenino Chile argot
- He says that others involved with the site will continue to update it while he's in stir, where, he says, he plans to spend his time studying.
- People have done hard time in stir for a good deal less, but of course they didn't own e-tail outfits.
- Well, at least the person who did such a miserable job ended up in stir for defrauding another customer.
- That's right; something as innocent as playing computer chess on your laptop in a hotel lobby is now a crime with penalties of up to three months in stir and a fine of 10,000 euros.
- One way or another, he was going to get some payback for his time in stir.
- He plays the most infamous hacker in the history of computer espionage, who has done time in stir and now wants to go straight.
- He later retained an attorney, and after seven months in stir was released on bail with his pre-trial release restrictions tightened further.
- In stir, he dreamed about his boxing career, how he was going to train and go straight and turn his life around.
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