stir around

stir around

1. To mix or move something around in or as in a liquid suspension, especially to mix together its ingredients or parts. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "stir" and "around." He stirred the mixture around before pouring it out into the mold. I stirred around the ingredients with a large wooden spoon. She put the flowers in the vase and stirred them around to freshen them up a bit.
2. To move or shift around (some place) in slight or irregular motions. He stirred around restlessly, clearly discomfited by her questions. She stirred around the office for a bit, before finally picking up a folder that contained my file in it.
See also: around, stir

stir something around

to agitate or mix a liquid substance by moving it in a circular motion. stir the mixture around to mix it up. You should stir the dressing around a bit before you serve it.
See also: around, stir
References in classic literature ?
The sick man was given something to drink, there was a stir around him, then the people resumed their places and the service continued.
Quickly stir around to mix, then add to the batter, along with the coriander and curry leaf.
3 Now pour in the beaten egg and stir around to distribute all the ingredients evenly then sprinkle on the Parmesan and parsley and continue to cook very gently until the eggs look about three-quarters set.
It is not that these players can't come back in, I just think now and again it is worth ruffling a feather or two, creating a bit of a stir around the group.
Scott Williams News of Jamie Roberts' omission will have caused a stir around Wales, but, arguably, leaving out Williams is a greater shock.
Put the marshmallows, chocolate and Crunchie into the saucepan, stir around once and pour over your ice-cream.
LG Electronics created a big stir around the world with the crowning of G3 as the new "King of Android.
The mystery caused quite a stir around many a dinner table and coffee shop here in Clinton.
In Ivanishvili's opinion, a stir around this theme and manipulation with this issue is in hand for some members of the former
What your gran would like is how easy it is to drive slowly or fast and with so much torque you don't have to stir around the six-speed box, hunting for the right ratio.
36 Jamie Jones caused a real stir around Sheffield last week when dumping out 2005 Crucible king Shaun Murphy.
Gingrich's comments immediately caused a stir around the world.
Harold Camping's message of May 21 'End of the World' has caused a stir around the world.
The young designers put on a spectacular fashion parade, modelling their own creations and caused quite a stir around the school.