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churn

[ churn ]SEE DEFINITION OF churn

Synonyms for churn

  • boil
  • bubble
  • simmer
  • swirl
  • agitate
  • convulse
  • ferment
  • foam
  • froth
  • jolt
  • moil
  • seethe
  • toss
  • stir up
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Antonyms for churn

  • freeze
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHURN

Have your churn very clean, and rinse and cool it with cold water.

Strain the cream from the crock into the churn, and put on the lid.

It is best then to have the churn in a warm room, or near the fire.

She had just finished churning, and the children saw their first churn.

The stumble of thunder, the lash and churn of rain were companions.

He stood up and walked to the rail, staring into the churn of water underneath.

Mr. Monkey would have made a good farmer, we all said, when we saw him churn.

Mrs. Shaw showed them the churn and the pats77 of yellow butter.

Susan stated that they could not churn at Foel Fawn, Derwen.

We were alone in the kitchen, except for Anna, who was pouring cream into the churn.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English cyrin, from Proto-Germanic *kernjon (cf. Old Norse kirna, Swedish kärna, Danish kjerne, Dutch karn, Middle High German kern); probably akin to cyrnel "kernel" (see kernel) and describing the "grainy" appearance of churned cream.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHURN

agitate

verbshake physically
  • beat
  • churn
  • concuss
  • convulse
  • disturb
  • rock
  • rouse
  • stir
  • toss

bubble

verbfoam, froth up, especially with sound
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