Meaning: to cause trouble among people or to cause bad feelings to ariseSynonym: arouse, provoke
- stir up sth The company says environmentalists are stirring up trouble by telling people the factory will pollute their river.
- stir sth up You'll stir a lot of bad feeling up if you say their son died of a drug overdose. They want people to think it was a heart attack.
The government's proposal to increase taxes stirred up a lot of