stir in

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stir in

To combine something into a liquid, substance, or mixture by stirring. A noun or pronoun can be used between "stir" and "in." You need to stir the oil in very slowly so that it mixes properly with the egg yolks. She stirred in a bit of honey to make the medicine taste a little better.
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stir in

v.
To introduce something, such as an ingredient, into a liquid or mixture while stirring: The fruit punch tasted a bit bland, so I stirred in a cup of grape juice. Once the sauce is simmering, stir some parsley in.
See also: stir
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