To agitate rapidly and repetitively, or to stir with a rowing or rocking motion; generally applies to liquids, notably cream.
- Now the cream is churned to make butter.
(figuratively) To produce excessive and sometimes undesirable or unproductive activity or motion.
- Churned in his teeth, the foamy venom rose.
To move rapidly and repetitively with a rocking motion; to tumble, mix or shake.
- The slope of the terrain, shaped like a funnel, squeezed the growing swell of churning snow into a steep, twisting gorge.
- I was so nervous my stomach was churning .
* churn out
A vessel used for churning.
(telecommunications) The time when a consumer switches his/her service provider.
(telecommunications) The mass of people who are ready to switch carriers, expressed by the formula Customer Quits/Customer base .
- a butter churn
* milk churn