churn Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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churnverb [I/T]

 us   /tʃɜrn/
to move violently: [I] The water was churning and the boat was rocking. [M] The fish churned up the water when we threw them some food. [T] fig. Seeing the car ahead flip over churned his stomach. To churn butter means to beat cream until it turns into butter using a special container.
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churnnoun [C]

 us   /tʃɜrn/
a container in which cream is made into butter
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