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bestir (v.)

Old English bestyrian "to heap up," from be- + stir. The original sense apparently is obsolete; the meaning "take brisk or vigorous action" is from c. 1300. Related: Bestirred; bestirring.

updated on October 14, 2021

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Definitions of bestir from WordNet

bestir (v.)
become active;
He finally bestirred himself
Synonyms: rouse
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