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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.
See also: churn, out

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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More than one-third of respondents blamed churn for their reluctance to spearhead new subscription pricing and packaging models, putting them at a competitive disadvantage in a rapidly evolving industry.
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After all, churn is an issue in competitive markets.
Pardon my glibness, but as a circulation ailment, churn is vastly overrated.
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More specifically, EarthLink needed a better mechanism for associating customer churn with specific customer attributes and products.
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Churn in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions.
From 1790 to 1893, patent records show 2,440 devices were invented to churn cream into butter, which shows that making butter has always been important.
A newspaper association of America (NAA) study finds that subscriber churn levels at large newspapers climb as high as 70%.
Customer experience is increasingly important to service differentiation; retaining customers in this competitive and economic environment is challenging; the cost of acquiring customers is expensive; reducing churn rates can offer significant savings to telcos.
This is the first major technological innovation in ice cream since the hand-cranked churn and milk pasteurization.