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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.
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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.
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Add the prepared vegetables, stir them around, then pour in 900ml/11/2 pints of hot water from the kettle.
Place the diskos face down and stir them around but surreptitiously palm one of them.
Peel the eggs and stir them around in the hot oil until they brown and start to bubble and crisp all over.
In fact, Klappich likens the traditional WMS to a giant cauldron where companies essentially "dump" their warehouse activities, stir them around a bit, and then wait for that cauldron to spit something useful back out at them.
When you are ready, add the remaining ingredients, stir them around a bit, and simmer for 2 more hours.
Stir them around for 2-3 minutes until the color changes.
Then right at the end, when it was almost finished, she would just scramble two eggs and then put them in and then stir them around, so it was almost like an egg drop soup.
(4) Add the ginger, garlic, chilli and cardamon pods to the pan, stir them around and fry for another minute or so.
GI: The good thing about a conference like this is that we can get all of these various ideas, and put them in the crucible and stir them around, and see what becomes of them.
Heat the oil in a wok, crack the eggs into it and stir them around, then add shallots.
Add the onions and stir them around with the wooden spoon.
Throw in some finely sliced mushrooms and stir them around the steak while it cooks.