What does the word bestir mean?

    Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To move vigorously; arouse.

Usage examples for bestir

  1. I could put my hand in amongst them, and not one would bestir himself the littlest bit to escape me. – Grey Roses by Henry Harland
  2. We who are yet alive must bestir ourselves that we perish not by the same means. – Arthurian Chronicles: Roman de Brut by Wace
  3. " Take my advice, my old friend," said the Count, " and don't bestir yourselves at all; rather stand quietly aside to view the procession which you see approaching, and remember that you are seventy years old." – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009