Origin of churning
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of churn
Synonyms for churn
Related Words for churningswirl, bubble, simmer, boil, froth, convulse, foam, jolt, agitate, seethe, toss, ferment, moil
Examples from the Web for churning
Contemporary Examples of churning
Or fast-fashion chains like Zara and H&M churning out runway imitations.The Big Business of Fashion Counterfeits
December 24, 2014
There is all this churning violence out there of which probably 90 percent of Americans are barely aware.Ebola and America’s Childish Narcissism
October 18, 2014
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
August 10, 2014
Families that do build petty empires flame out, but the grand empire ruled by our churning elites burns on, evidently, forever.Can We Divorce Our Elites?
April 13, 2014
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
March 28, 2014
Historical Examples of churning
She heard the clatter of pattens in the room below; it was Nancy churning in the dairy.
That's the churning of the nightjar going up to Ballure glen.
He will charge the boat, and nothing but the churning propeller will keep him from ramming the boat.Tales of Fishes
Being as destructive as the poison which was created during the churning of the Amrita.Russian Fairy Tales
W. R. S. Ralston
The proper temperature for churning ranges from 58° to 62° Fahrenheit.Agriculture for Beginners
Charles William Burkett
- 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.