Definition of churn:
- A vessel in which milk or cream is stirred, beaten, or otherwise agitated ( as by a plunging or revolving dasher) in order to separate the oily globules from the other parts, and obtain butter.
- To perform the operation of churning.
- To shake or agitate with violence.
- To stir, beat, or agitate, as milk or cream in a churn, in order to make butter.
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- agitate (part of speech: verb)
derange (part of speech: verb)
Others were busy making butter in a churn which was nothing more than a skin vessel three feet long, of the shape of a Brazil- nut, suspended from a rude tripod; this they swung to and fro to the tune of a weird Kurdish song.- "Across Asia on a Bicycle", Thomas Gaskell Allen and William Lewis Sachtleben.
- "North, South and Over the Sea", M.E. Francis (Mrs. Francis Blundell).
Also, in one of the lumber- rooms I found an old spinning- wheel, upon which I used to spin all the wool I could pick off the hedges: and there was a little churn in which it was enchanting to make butter, but this was only allowed as a great treat.- "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", Augustus J. C. Hare.