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churn

churn

 
pronunciation:
chuhrn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
churn out
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part of speech: noun
definition: an apparatus in which cream or milk is beaten or agitated to form butter.
First, the cream goes into the churn.
similar words:
agitator, eggbeater, mixer, whisk
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: churned, churning, churns
definition 1: to beat or agitate in a churn to make butter.
She churned the cream.
similar words:
agitate, beat, shake, whisk
definition 2: to produce (butter) by beating or agitating milk or cream.
Her task was to churn the butter.
similar words:
make, manufacture, produce
definition 3: to agitate powerfully or vigorously.
A distant typhoon had churned the waves.
synonyms:
agitate, beat, heave, rile, roil
similar words:
shake, stir, upheave, whip, whisk
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to produce butter through the use of a churn.
definition 2: to move with vigorous agitation.
The storm clouds churned in the blackening sky.The waves churned and took the ship under.
synonyms:
roil, toss, whip
similar words:
boil, foam, froth, heave, moil, rage, seethe, shake, surge
phrase: churn out
derivation: churner (n.)
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