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Phrasal Verbs

stir up

This page is about the phrasal verb stir up

Meaning

to cause trouble among people or to cause bad feelings to arise

Synonym

arouse, provoke

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

The government's proposal to increase taxes stirred up a lot of

a. pleasure

b. appreciation

c. anger

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