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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [churn]
    • /tʃɜrn/
    • /tʃɜːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [churn]
    • /tʃɜrn/

Definitions of churn word

  • countable noun churn A churn is a container which is used for making butter. 3
  • verb churn If something churns water, mud, or dust, it moves it about violently. 3
  • verb churn Churn up means the same as churn. 3
  • verb churn If you say that your stomach is churning, you mean that you feel sick. You can also say that something churns your stomach. 3
  • noun churn a large container for milk 3
  • noun churn a vessel or machine in which cream or whole milk is vigorously agitated to produce butter 3

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Origin of churn

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English chirne (noun), Old English cyrne cyr(i)n; cognate with Middle Low German kerne, Old Norse kjarni, kirna

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Parts of speech for Churn


churn popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

churn usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for churn

verb churn

  • swirl — to move around or along with a whirling motion; whirl; eddy.
  • bubble — Bubbles are small balls of air or gas in a liquid.
  • simmer — to cook or cook in a liquid at or just below the boiling point.
  • boil — When a hot liquid boils or when you boil it, bubbles appear in it and it starts to change into steam or vapour.
  • froth — an aggregation of bubbles, as on an agitated liquid or at the mouth of a hard-driven horse; foam; spume.

noun churn

  • firkin — a British unit of capacity usually equal to a quarter of a barrel.
  • canister — A canister is a strong metal container. It is used to hold gases or chemical substances.
  • steinGertrude, 1874–1946, U.S. author in France.
  • humidor — a container or storage room for cigars or other preparations of tobacco, fitted with means for keeping the tobacco suitably moist.
  • alembic — an obsolete type of retort used for distillation

Antonyms for churn

verb churn

  • freeze — to become hardened into ice or into a solid body; change from the liquid to the solid state by loss of heat.

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