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churn

 (chûrn)
n.
1. A vessel or device in which cream or milk is agitated to separate the oily globules from the caseous and serous parts, used to make butter.
2. Turbulence or agitation: "the violent churn of a long waterfall" (Catherine Reid).
v. churned, churn·ing, churns
v.tr.
1.
a. To agitate or stir (milk or cream) in order to make butter.
b. To make by the agitation of milk or cream: churn butter.
2. To agitate vigorously or turn over repeatedly: wind churning up the piles of leaves. See Synonyms at agitate.
3. To buy and sell (a client's securities) frequently, especially in order to generate commissions.
v.intr.
1. To make butter by operating a device that agitates cream or milk.
2. To be turbulent or agitated: waves churning in the storm; so angry it made my stomach churn.
3. To move by agitating water or by means of a pumping action: The boat churned through the narrows.
Phrasal Verb:
churn out
To produce in an abundant and regular manner: churns out four novels a year.

[Middle English chirne, from Old English cyrn, cyrin.]

churn′er n.

churn

(tʃɜːn)
n
1. Brit a large container for milk
2. (Agriculture) a vessel or machine in which cream or whole milk is vigorously agitated to produce butter
3. any similar device
4. the number of customers who switch from one supplier to another
vb
5. (Agriculture)
a. to stir or agitate (milk or cream) in order to make butter
b. to make (butter) by this process
6. (sometimes foll by up) to move or cause to move with agitation: ideas churned in his head.
7. (Insurance) (of a bank, broker, etc) to encourage an investor or policyholder to change investments, endowment policies, etc, to increase commissions at the client's expense
8. (Banking & Finance) (of a bank, broker, etc) to encourage an investor or policyholder to change investments, endowment policies, etc, to increase commissions at the client's expense
9. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (of a government) to pay benefits to a wide category of people and claw it back by taxation from the well off
10. (Broadcasting) to promote the turnover of existing subscribers leasing, and new subscribers joining, a cable television system or mobile phone company
[Old English ciern; related to Old Norse kjarni, Middle Low German kerne churn, German dialect Kern cream]
ˈchurner n

churn

(tʃɜrn)

n.
1. a container or machine in which cream or milk is agitated to make butter.
2. any of various similar machines, as for mixing beverages.
v.t.
3. to agitate in order to make into butter: to churn cream.
4. to make (butter) by the agitation of cream.
5. to shake or agitate: The storm churned the sea.
6. (of a stockbroker) to trade (a customer's securities) excessively in order to earn more in commissions.
v.i.
7. to operate a churn.
8. to move or shake in agitation.
9. churn out, to produce mechanically and in abundance.
[before 1000; Middle English chirne (n.), Old English cyrne cyr(i)n; c. Middle Low German kerne, Old Norse kjarni, kirna]
churn′er, n.

churn


Past participle: churned
Gerund: churning

Imperative
churn
churn
Present
I churn
you churn
he/she/it churns
we churn
you churn
they churn
Preterite
I churned
you churned
he/she/it churned
we churned
you churned
they churned
Present Continuous
I am churning
you are churning
he/she/it is churning
we are churning
you are churning
they are churning
Present Perfect
I have churned
you have churned
he/she/it has churned
we have churned
you have churned
they have churned
Past Continuous
I was churning
you were churning
he/she/it was churning
we were churning
you were churning
they were churning
Past Perfect
I had churned
you had churned
he/she/it had churned
we had churned
you had churned
they had churned
Future
I will churn
you will churn
he/she/it will churn
we will churn
you will churn
they will churn
Future Perfect
I will have churned
you will have churned
he/she/it will have churned
we will have churned
you will have churned
they will have churned
Future Continuous
I will be churning
you will be churning
he/she/it will be churning
we will be churning
you will be churning
they will be churning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been churning
you have been churning
he/she/it has been churning
we have been churning
you have been churning
they have been churning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been churning
you will have been churning
he/she/it will have been churning
we will have been churning
you will have been churning
they will have been churning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been churning
you had been churning
he/she/it had been churning
we had been churning
you had been churning
they had been churning
Conditional
I would churn
you would churn
he/she/it would churn
we would churn
you would churn
they would churn
Past Conditional
I would have churned
you would have churned
he/she/it would have churned
we would have churned
you would have churned
they would have churned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.churn - a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilkchurn - a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
Verb1.churn - stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
stir - move an implement through; "stir the soup"; "stir my drink"; "stir the soil"
2.churn - be agitatedchurn - be agitated; "the sea was churning in the storm"
seethe, roll - boil vigorously; "The liquid was seething"; "The water rolled"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"

churn

verb
1. stir up, beat, disturb, swirl, agitate The powerful thrust of the boat's engine churned the water.
2. swirl, boil, toss, foam, seethe, froth Churning seas smash against the steep cliffs.

churn

verb
1. To cause to move to and fro violently:
2. To be in a state of emotional or mental turmoil:
Translations
عُلْبَةُ حَليب كَبيرَهمِمْخَضَةُ الزُّبْدَه
konev na mlékomáselnice
jungekærne
kirnukirnuta
köpû
mjólkurbrúsistrokkur
bidonasmuštuvis
ķērneliela piena kanna
botervatkarnenoverstapoverstapkandidatenwoelen
kanva na mliekomaselnica
süt güğümüyayık

churn

[tʃɜːn]
A. N (for butter) → mantequera f (Brit) (for milk) → lechera f
B. VT
1. [+ butter] → batir or hacer en una mantequera
2. (fig) (also churn up) [+ sea, mud] → revolver, agitar
C. VI [sea] → revolverse, agitarse
her stomach was churningse le revolvía el estómago
churn out VT + ADV (pej) [+ books, goods] → producir en serie, producir en masa

churn

[ˈtʃɜːrn] n
(for butter)baratte f
(for milk)(grand) bidon m à lait
churn out
vt [+ publications] → produire en série

churn

n (for butter) → Butterfass nt; (Brit: = milk churn) → Milchkanne f
vt
to churn butterbuttern, Sahne buttern
(= agitate) sea, mud etcaufwühlen
vi (water, mud)wirbeln, strudeln; (wheels, rage etc)wühlen; (propeller)wirbeln, sich wild drehen; his stomach was churningsein Magen revoltierte; the churning seadie stampfende See

churn

[tʃɜːn]
1. n (for butter) → zangola (Brit) (for milk) → bidone m per il latte
2. vt (butter) → fare (nella zangola) (fig) (also churn up) (water) → agitare
3. vi (water) → agitarsi; (stomach) → torcersi
churn out vt + adv (often pej) → sfornare in gran quantità

churn

(tʃəːn) noun
1. a machine for making butter.
2. a large milk can.
References in classic literature ?
We were alone in the kitchen, except for Anna, who was pouring cream into the churn.
Benches were built along the sides for summer use; and a great spinning-wheel at one end, and a churn at the other, showed the various uses to which this important porch might be devoted.
She could grind, and pump, and churn, and buzz by the week, and never stop to oil up or blow out.
But my woman said she wanted to churn, so I tuck a churn for the change.
At the further end the great churn could be seen revolving, and its slip-slopping heard--the moving power being discernible through the window in the form of a spiritless horse walking in a circle and driven by a boy.
He even crept down on Saturday nights to scrub the kitchen floor after the women had gone to bed; and Zeena, one day, had surprised him at the churn and had turned away silently, with one of her queer looks.
The sled was the one point of life and motion in the midst of the solemn quietude, and the harsh churn of its runners but emphasized the silence through which it moved.
His wilful hands and feet began to beat and churn about, spasmodically and feebly.
There were cries of men, and churn of sleds, the creaking of harnesses, and the eager whimpering of straining dogs.
He upset the churn yesterday and spilled a big churning of cream over the yard.
I kept neither dog, cat, cow, pig, nor hens, so that you would have said there was a deficiency of domestic sounds; neither the churn, nor the spinning-wheel, nor even the singing of the kettle, nor the hissing of the urn, nor children crying, to comfort one.
Johnson I found lying full length on the forecastle head, staring at the troubled churn of the forefoot, and I remembered with horror the suggestion Wolf Larsen had made.