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churn out

To produce something in large quantities, often quickly and/or carelessly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "churn" and "out." That novelist seems to churn out a new bestseller every few months. I want to open a fine dining restaurant, not just some place that churns out burgers and fries.
See also: churn, out

churn up

To cause the movement of something in a liquid (such as sediment of some kind) by stirring. A noun or pronoun can be used between "churn" and "up." I stirred the milk and churned up bits of chocolate powder that had settled to the bottom of the glass. Because we're so close to the shore, your oars will likely churn some pebbles up.
See also: churn, up

churn something out

to produce something in large numbers, perhaps carelessly. We churn toys out by the thousand. This factory can churn out these parts day and night.
See also: churn, out

churn something up

to stir up a liquid; to mix up material suspended in water. The oars of our boat churned the shallow water up, leaving little clouds of sediment in our wake. The oars churned up the mud.
See also: churn, up

churn out

Produce in an abundant and automatic manner, as in He churned out a novel every six months. This idiom transfers the turning of milk into butter to other kinds of production. [Early 1900s]
See also: churn, out

churn out

v.
To produce something in an abundant and automatic manner: The author churns out four novels a year. Although the chairs look handmade, the company churns them out in a factory.
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churn

tv. [for a stockbroker] to cause a heavy turnover in the portfolio of an investor. (The broker collects commissions on each transaction.) I reported my broker for churning my account.
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In a research carried out in three farms where the presence of the bacterium was evidenced, it was possible to control its growth by continuously washing the churns with an alkaline detergent (8).
The churn activities led to an overall decrease in the customer core base which resulted in decreased overall revenue.
Churn prediction has been an important topic for customer retention and relationship management and discussed in various fields including retail, finance, telecommunication and insurance (Buckinx & Van den Poel, 2005; Van den Poel & Lariviere, 2004).
Hence, decision tree is suitable to customer churn prediction when the data set is large and attached wide attributes.
The survey also found that iPhone users are much more likely to churn than those with another phone, and mostly in order to find a provider with faster mobile network speeds, again underlining how crucial the quality of broadband experience is to consumers.
This slight decline follows two consecutive quarters in which the churn rate increased.
For this reason, labor churn is an important indicator in the annual "State of the New Economy" report.
Churned investors are hurt not only by excessive commission costs, but also taxes.
Dazey improved the Inoes churn with different paddles and in May 1906 applied for a patent on a "new and useful" churn.
For one thing, it's easier to churn an existing account than it is to find a new client.
Step back into the times of our forefathers at the Churn Creek Protected Area where impressions from pithouses can still be found.
considering the telecommunications churn problem, the aim of classification is to learn
Plus, the company was dealing with 203 million customers, of which 150 million were mobile, which is where most of the churn occurs.
"I was reminded of when I was a youngster in the 1940s and our local farmer in Netherton delivered our milk from the churn into a jug,'' he says.