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churn

verb (MOVE/MIX)    /tʃɜːn/ US  /tʃɝːn/
[T] (also churn up) to move something, especially a liquid , with great force : The sea was churned up by heavy winds .Shaking, swinging and vibrating [T] to mix milk until it becomes butter Mixing and mixturesVariety and mixturesConnecting and combiningGroups and collections of things [I] If your stomach is churning, you feel ill , usually because you are nervous : I had my driving test that morning and my stomach was churning.Vomiting and feelings of sickness
(Definition of churn verb (MOVE/MIX) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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