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"churn" in British English

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churnverb

uk   /tʃɜːn/ us   /tʃɝːn/
  • churn verb (MOVE/MIX)

[T] also churn up to move something, especially a liquid, with great force: The sea was churned up by heavy winds.
[T] to mix milk until it becomes butter
[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.
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churnnoun

uk   /tʃɜːn/ us   /tʃɝːn/
(Definition of churn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"churn" in American English

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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
(Definition of churn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"churn" in Business English

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churnnoun [U]

uk   /tʃɜːn/ us   also churning
COMMERCE, MARKETING the situation in which customers stop buying the products or services of a particular company, especially to buy them from a competitor: Preventing customer churn is a major concern for mobile service providers, since 20-40% of customers leave their providers in a given year.
HR the situation in which employees leave their job and are replaced by new employees: Employee churn for new hires increased by 33% for the third straight year.

churnverb

uk   /tʃɜːn/ us  
[I or T] COMMERCE, MARKETING to stop buying the products or services of a particular company, especially in order to buy them from a competitor
[T] STOCK MARKET if stockbrokers churn investments or churn a client's account in order to make more money in commissions, they illegally buy and sell the client's investments more often than necessary: The commission found that he violated the antifraud provisions of the securities laws when he churned three customer accounts.
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(Definition of churn from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“churn” in American English

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