- churn drill,
- churn molding,
- churn out,
Origin of churning
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of churn
Examples from the Web for churning
Or fast-fashion chains like Zara and H&M churning out runway imitations.
There is all this churning violence out there of which probably 90 percent of Americans are barely aware.
But the proposition had eventually broken apart in the churning, acidic stomach of Washington politics.Lake Bacon: The Story of The Man Who Wanted Us to Eat Mississippi Hippos|Jon Mooallem|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Families that do build petty empires flame out, but the grand empire ruled by our churning elites burns on, evidently, forever.
It's easy to slam the studios for churning out crass sequels and safe remakes and endlessly rebootable superhero pictures.‘Noah’ Review: An Ambitious, Flawed Biblical Tale That You Have to See|Andrew Romano|March 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As he did so, a storm of shot and shell came spluttering around, churning the water up as if huge hailstones were falling into it.Under the Star-Spangled Banner|F. S. Brereton
I mean to say you have been giving him a good feed of milk out of the bottle, and now you have been an hour churning it!
Sixty years ago, when grandpa was a boy, he had a dog called Romeo, who was made to do the work of churning butter.
He felt a little thrill as he looked over and saw the churning mass and thought that in two years he would stand there and wait.Stover at Yale|Owen Johnson
The ocean was whipped up into a milk-white foam and was dashing and churning in all directions.Dave Porter in the South Seas|Edward Stratemeyer
- 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.