verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of churn
Synonyms for churn
Related Words for churnswirl, bubble, simmer, boil, froth, convulse, foam, jolt, agitate, seethe, toss, ferment, moil
Examples from the Web for churn
Contemporary Examples of churn
Academics these days operate under enormous pressure to churn out high volumes of these publications.How Social Scientists, and the Rest of Us, Got Seduced By a Good Story
April 30, 2013
The clock is relentless as they churn out dish after dish, being judged on creativity, taste, and presentation.‘Chopped’: Why I’m Obsessed with Food Network’s Reality Competition Show
April 2, 2013
By the end of the film, you will remember Hushpuppy … and just might churn out a few tears on her behalf.Oscar Nominations Shockers: Ben Affleck, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kathryn Bigelow & More
January 10, 2013
By the time I sat down to fill in the blanks, it was a grind to churn out what I already knew would happen.Michelle Gagnon’s How I Write Interview: When I Was a Russian Supper-Club Dancer
September 5, 2012
This year, the U.S. Mint will churn out 4.3 billion of them, more than twice the annual output of all other coins combined.Pennywise
April 3, 2012
Historical Examples of churn
Have your churn very clean, and rinse and cool it with cold water.
Strain the cream from the crock into the churn, and put on the lid.
It is best then to have the churn in a warm room, or near the fire.
She had just finished churning, and the children saw their first churn.Four Little Blossoms at Brookside Farm
Mabel C. Hawley
The stumble of thunder, the lash and churn of rain were companions.Erik Dorn
- to stir or agitate (milk or cream) in order to make butter
- to make (butter) by this process
Word Origin for churn
Old English cyrin, from Proto-Germanic *kernjon (cf. Old Norse kirna, Swedish kärna, Danish kjerne, Dutch karn, Middle High German kern); probably akin to cyrnel "kernel" (see kernel) and describing the "grainy" appearance of churned cream.
mid-15c., chyrnen, from churn (n.). Extended senses are from late 17c. Intransitive sense is from 1735. Related: Churned; churning. To churn out, of writing, is from 1902.