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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.
See also: around, stir
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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