Churn Churn, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Churned} (ch[^u]rnd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Churning}.] [OE. chernen, AS. cernan; akin to LG. karnen, G. kernen, D. karnen, Dan. kierne, Sw. k["a]rna, and also to E. corn, kernel, the meaning coming from the idea of extracting the kernel or marrow. See {Kernel}.] 1. To stir, beat, or agitate, as milk or cream in a churn, in order to make butter. [1913 Webster]

2. To shake or agitate with violence. [1913 Webster]

Churned in his teeth, the foamy venom rose. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • churned — tʃɜːn n. vessel in which butter is made v. prepare butter by agitating cream; shake or agitate with violent motion …   English contemporary dictionary

  • churned-up — adj. agitated vigorously; of a liquid. Syn: churning, roiling, roiled, roily, turbulent. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • churned-up — adjective moving with or producing or produced by vigorous agitation winds whipped the piled leaves into churning masses a car stuck in the churned up mud • Syn: ↑churning • Similar to: ↑agitated …   Useful english dictionary

  • churned up — adjective upset or nervous. → churn …   English new terms dictionary

  • churned up — /tʃɜnd ˈʌp/ (say chernd up) adjective Colloquial upset; agitated …   Australian English dictionary

  • churning churned-up roiling roiled roily turbulent — agitated agitated adj. 1. troubled emotionally and usually deeply. Opposite of {unagitated}. agitated parents Note: Narrower terms are: {demoniac, demoniacal ; distraught, overwrought; {disturbed, jolted, shaken}; {feverish, hectic}; {frantic,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • well-churned — adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • well-churned — adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • churn — [[t]tʃɜ͟ː(r)n[/t]] churns, churning, churned 1) N COUNT: oft n N A churn is a container which is used for making butter. 2) VERB If something churns water, mud, or dust, it moves it about violently. [V n] Ferries churn the waters of Howe Sound… …   English dictionary

  • churn up — phrasal verb Word forms churn up : present tense I/you/we/they churn up he/she/it churns up present participle churning up past tense churned up past participle churned up 1) [transitive] to damage the surface of the ground by walking or driving… …   English dictionary

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