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  1. (noun) A vessel or device in which cream or milk is agitated to separate the oily globules from the caseous and serous parts, used to make butter.
  2. (verb-transitive) To agitate or stir (milk or cream) in order to make butter.
  3. (verb-transitive) To make by the agitation of milk or cream: churn butter.
  4. (verb-transitive) To shake or agitate vigorously: wind churning up the piles of leaves. See Synonyms at agitate.
  5. (verb-transitive) To buy and sell (a client's securities) frequently, especially in order to generate commissions.
  6. (verb-intransitive) To make butter by operating a device that agitates cream or milk.
  7. (verb-intransitive) To move with or produce great agitation: waves churning in the storm; so angry it made my stomach churn.
  8. (phrasal-verb) churn out To produce in an abundant and automatic manner: churns out four novels a year.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Slide 12: Rule 2 churn, baby, churn* (* as said by Guy Kawasaki) - Recently Uploaded Slideshows
  2. Barra estimates GM wastes $1 billion a year on what she calls "churn"-on-again, off-again vehicle projects, late design changes and transfers of engineering work from one part of the world to another. - News
  3. We actually don't disclose the churn numbers in large part because what we define as churn may be different from the next company, and we don't think there's no standardized view of churn. - Internet Sector and Stocks Analysis from Seeking Alpha
  4. On top of that, the few wireless providers already experimenting with HD, found out that churn is reduced when users used HD phones and hence HD will become a strategic marketing tool for them. - Time To Make Phone Calls Sound Better? « Steve Wildstrom on Tech
  5. But, again, a following created largely through churn is a following that doesn't have significant value in the context of marketing your book. - Jonathan Fields: The Truth About Author Platforms


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