verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- churn drill,
- churn molding,
- churn out,
Origin of churn
Examples from the Web for churned
Even as he churned out works decrying the evils of capital, he was extremely entrepreneurial and owned a fair amount of property.
Barthas would look out on scenes of churned up earth filled with human remains and the debris of thousands of pulverized lives.Blood and Mud: A French Soldier’s WWI Memoir Vividly Describes Trench Warfare|Marc Wortman|May 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Daily Pic: For 40 days, painter Nick Miller churned out likenesses.
That feels inherently manufactured, creating a setting wherein episodes are churned out, assembly-line style.Charlie Sheen’s ‘Anger Management’ & Louis C.K.’s ‘Louie’: Comedy Clash|Jace Lacob|June 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I just churned these things out, one after the other after the other.
He kept on kicking until he had churned the milk into butter.Bert Wilson on the Gridiron|J. W. Duffield
It became a race, and the water was churned into froth at the bows of the boats.How Canada was Won|F. S. Brereton
After they are churned, the oleomargarine is worked, salted, and packed in the same manner as butter.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 2|Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
The splash was lost in the sound of the waves and of churned water fleeing along the sides.Three Soldiers|John Dos Passos
She is said to have been born from the sea of milk when it was churned from ambrosia.
- 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.