bestir

bestir
/bi sterr"/, v.t., bestirred, bestirring.
to stir up; rouse to action (often used reflexively): She bestirred herself at the first light of morning.
[bef. 900; ME bistiren, OE bestyrian to heap up. See BE-, STIR1]

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