In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(mix)(mixture/liquid) revolver(liquid/mixture) remover Spain(liquid/mixture) rebullir Colombia(mixture/liquid) menear Mexicocook, stirring constantly, for five minutes — cuézalo sin dejar de revolver (/ remover etc. ) durante cinco minutos
- to stir sth into sth
- stir the cream into the soup — añada la crema a la sopa y revuelva (/ remueva)
- 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.
2.2(informal) (get moving)mover informalcome on, stir yourself! — ¡vamos, muévete!
- 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.
- The night's respite must have revitalized him, for he was stirring, even rising.
- The woman stirred suddenly, waking from a restless sleep.
- He stirred, and gently woke Raquel, who stretched luxuriously over him and smiled stupidly up at his face.
- His train of thought was interrupted as she stirred and woke up.
- 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.
- Garrison looked around the room, noticing the early risers finally stirring from their beds.
- Dara stirred in her sleep on the beaten and faded blue sofa in front of him before she finally opened her eyes.
- 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.
- I reached back and squeezed her shoulder, watching as she stirred and awoke, waking them in the process.
- Just as her fingers brushed his cheek, he stirred and woke.
- Instinctively her hand squeezes back but she doesn't stir from her peaceful slumber.
- At a women's hostel on the outskirts of Bangkok, the next generation is stirring from a morning nap.
- She didn't wake or stir when her parents entered the room.
- James shook his head and stirred himself from his reverie, bringing himself back to the real world.
- Several of the sleeping men stirred in their sleep as the chill disturbed their slumber.
- He fought it but soon he was stirring and rising from bed.
- I stirred in my sleep when I felt someone nudging me.
- Further down the dark little dorm other figures stir and rise, shadows from the grave.
- Miguel stirred and roused from sleep as the sound of footsteps echoed in the room and the lights came on.
- 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.
3.1(arouse)(sympathies) despertar(imagination) estimular
- Setting the heather on fire usually means stirring up a bit of excitement.
- He'll be at Casa del Popolo this Monday, Nov 4, stirring up more attention for the Michigan-based publication.
- Stubborn, emotional and romantic, the old man stirs the feelings of the reader with his crazy love.
- As it stirs our emotions with memories, it also makes possible the construction of a never-to-be forgotten narrative sequence.
- This unconscionable scandal must kindle the moral imagination and stir the conscience of the American public.
- April is the cruellest month, stirring memory and desire.
- 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.
- 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.
- The memories stirred up by these compositions are very purposeful, if only half-formed.
- The comment stirred up memories of Barb's sister who died of skin cancer two years ago.
- But that very beauty, far from filling him with joy, stirred up memories of the Paradise he had lost.
- For those creating an enterprise storage solution, just the word stirs great emotion.
- To many people these days, photographs in black-and-white bring a sense of nostalgia, and stir memories of bygone times.
- WWII is recent enough in our national memory that interpretations still stir strong emotions.
- I owe her, and her husband Paul, my entire subsequent career and memories of them stir great affection.
- 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.
- Here in the wilds of Scotland, there were also incidents of note, though none would stir fond memories of Corinthian spirit.
- 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.
- 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.
3.2(move, affect)conmoverher story stirred me deeply — su historia me conmovió profundamente
- Nothing ever stirred these people to the point when they rose from their chairs and clapped.
- He was stirred by Charles de Gaulle's broadcasts on behalf of the French resistance, which were reaching Martinique from neighbouring islands.
- No objective has stirred explorers more than the search for the source of the Nile.
- 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.
- Founders proudly propagated the ‘One Zambia One Nation’ slogan that stirred the people to move on strongly and united.
- 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.
- 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.
- It was unbelievable the way his voice and carisma stirred the people.
- All I know is that you should write the music that you love and that you believe in, that stirs you and excites you.
- But he was not stirred to battle because the English had killed his father, as claimed in Braveheart.
- One reason people were so stirred by her passing was because she had experienced so many of the tumults of the twentieth century.
- Matthews says his college tour is meant to stir young people who may be apathetic toward politics.
- 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.
- The boy stirs her and her family, especially after she becomes convinced that the boy is really the reincarnation of her true love.
- He sifts through the topics that stirred readers and made headlines last year in our much-read letters columns…
- ‘What attracts me to flamenco, is something to do with your soul, your makeup, what stirs you,’ she explains.
- 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.
- 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.
- If you are saying things that stir people, they will respond.
- With his courtly, old-fashioned manner, he may never have stirred Democratic crowds to a fever pitch.
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
1(change position)(animal/person) moverse(animal/person) agitarse(branches/curtain/leaves) agitarse
2(venture out)moversesalirhe won't stir from his bed — no hay quien lo saque / quien lo haga salir de la cama
3estar despiertoestar levantadoit was midday before anyone stirred — nadie se levantó hasta el mediodía
5Britishinformal(cause trouble)armar lío informalmeter cizaña
1(action)to give sth a stir — menear algo
2(movement)movimiento masculineagitación feminine
3(excitement)revuelo masculineconmoción feminineto cause / create / make a stir — causar revuelo
- her arrival caused a great stir — su llegada causó / produjo un gran revuelo
1slang(prison)cárcel femininecana masculine South America informalchirona feminine Spain informalguandoca feminine Colombia informalgayola feminine River Plate slangtanque masculine Mexico slangporotera feminine Chile slang
- Well, at least the person who did such a miserable job ended up in stir for defrauding another customer.
- People have done hard time in stir for a good deal less, but of course they didn't own e-tail outfits.
- In stir, he dreamed about his boxing career, how he was going to train and go straight and turn his life around.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- One way or another, he was going to get some payback for his time in stir.
- When you are ready to eat, stir the maple syrup sauce, and spoon some of it over the apple snow.
- The mixture was stirred until the solutions turned colorless.
- ‘I was stirring my tea, and the spoon got hot in my hand,’ he says.
- He watched in silence as the aficionado sniffed the paprika bouquet and stirred the velvety stew with his spoon.
- They took turns stirring the mixture until it seemed to be ready.
- For the sauce, stir the remaining ingredients together and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- 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.
- Pour in the wine and stir the rice until the liquid bubbles away.
- All three are concentrating hard on stirring their biscuit mixture while their helper urges them on.
- Stand the saucepan in a larger pan of hot water over a medium heat, stirring the mixture until it turns clear.
- I set down the wooden spoon I'd been stirring the hot chocolate with.
- Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the mixture until it resembles cake frosting.
- As we ate, she'd occasionally return to stir the stuff until the smell overwhelmed us and we attacked.
- Once added, stir the rice until it's coated with the liquid from the chicken mixture.
- During the ceremony sugar crystals and water are stirred in a steel bowl with a Kirpan before the initiate drinks the mixture.
- The drink was stirred with the spoon and then sipped and savored.
- Serena picked up a spoon and stirred the froth on her coffee.
- His left hand was stirring his food with his spoon.
- Then place the pan over a very low heat and stir the cheese until melted.
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