The charges were intended to generate fear, and stir up anti-immigrant sentiments.
The ISI is probably helping his campaign behind the scenes to stir up trouble for the others.
Keep internal disputes in-house and always take the high road when the press tries to stir up a conflict.
Sharron Angle is just the latest politician to stir up anti-Muslim feelings.
Generously spoon the salsa verde over the salmon, being sure to stir up the solids that have settled to the bottom.
This attempt to stir up civil war determined the wavering and frightened Convention.
Asaph knew this, but he delighted to stir up his chum occasionally.
It is no time to stir up strife when both parties are willing to negotiate fairly upon this question.
Send him to London to see Danvers and to stir up your friends there.
He was a crusty old fellow, the King of Mars, and nothing delighted him so much as to stir up trouble.
Old English styrian, from Proto-Germanic *sturjanan (cf. Middle Dutch stoeren, Dutch storen "to disturb," Old High German storan "to scatter, destroy," German stören "to disturb"), probably from the root of storm (q.v.). The noun sense of "commotion, disturbance, tumult" (late 14c., in phrase on steir) is probably from Old Norse styrr "disturbance, tumult" (see storm), from the same Proto-Germanic root; the sense of "movement, bustle" is probably from the English verb. Stir-fry (v.) is attested from 1959.
Despicable; nasty; stinking (1940s+)