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To put into brisk or vigorous action; to move with life and vigor.
(intransitive) To become active; to rouse oneself.
From Middle English bestyrien, bestirien, from Old English bestyrian (“to heap up, pile up”), equivalent to be- + stir.
Middle English bistiren probably bi- be- stiren to rouse stir1
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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