churn n : a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk [syn: butter churn]
1 stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter
- To agitate rapidly and repetitively, or to stir with a rowing or rocking motion; generally applies
to liquids, notably
- Now the cream is churned to make butter.
- In the context of "transitive|figuratively": To produce excessive and sometimes undesirable or unproductive activity or motion.
- To move rapidly and repetitively with a rocking motion; to
tumble, mix or shake.
- I was so nervous my stomach was churning.
figuratively: produce excessive motion
- Dutch: woelen
- German: wusseln, rütteln, wühlen,
- Dutch: woelen
- German: durchschütteln, aufwühlen
vessel for churning
time when customer switches provider
people ready to switch carrier
Churn or churning may refer to:
churn, a device used for churning butter.
- Churning (butter), the process of creating butter out of milk or cream.
- River Churn, a river running through Gloucestershire.
- Churn rate, the average number of customers that leave a subscription service during a year.
- Churn (album), a 1993 music album by New Zealand rock band Shihad.
- Churn (Seven Mary Three album), a 1994 rock album by Seven Mary Three.
- Churning (stock trade), the excessive buying and selling of stocks by a trader such as a broker to generate large commission fees.
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