To churn is to make something seem more complicated than it is. When people talk about the economy being in a "churn," they mean that the economy is changing a lot, and it's not always easy to understand what is happening.

  • The company is churning out a lot of new products, which is why the market is so unstable.

  • The politician was trying to churn up votes by associating himself with popular issues.

Definition of churns


be agitated


boil, moil, roil


a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk


butter churn


stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter

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Example Sentences for churns

  • 1

    It is similar to the churn carrying competition.

  • 2

    In the constant churn, lots of dubious edits have crept in.

  • 3

    The East Pacific is just churning out the storms now.

  • 4

    The end result is that the Estonia article is being excessively churned.

  • 5

    I'm simply keeping pace with the continual churn of the English language.

  • 6

    Food is first churned in the stomach before passing into the small bowel.

  • 7

    The barrel churn was one of the agricultural innovations of 18th century Europe.

  • 8

    To activate the snow, the globe is shaken to churn up the white particles.

  • 9

    Shiva inserted his big toe into the ocean and started to churn the water.

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    Devas and Asuras went on to churn the ocean to find Amruta the elixir of life.