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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.
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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]
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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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As the problem of telecommunications churn prediction can be considered as a multi-objective optimization problem with the aim of optimizing the accuracy of predicting both the consumers that churned and the ones that stayed, a Pareto front for several classifiers, considering both TP (true positives, accuracy of classifying true cases, i.e.
Butter churned from long-ripened cream is a butter of perfection, like a perfectly ripened fruit.
The bowl takes 12 hours to freeze and the ice cream only needs churned for 20-30 minutes.
There's a cooling disc which needs to be frozen for 18 hours and it's recommended the mixture is churned for 30-55 minutes.
Unilever Ice Cream has introduced a line of frozen novelties that extend the Breyers Double Churned Light ice Cream brand it introduced this past spring.
The Breyers Double Churned Light bar flavors are: Vanilla & Almond, a light vanilla ice cream in a milk chocolate-flavored coating and almonds; Rocky Road, light chocolate ice cream with a marshmallow swirl coated in milk chocolate-flavored coating and almonds; Creamy Vanilla, a light vanilla ice cream coated in milk chocolate-flavored coating; and Creamy Fudge, a chocolate fudge light ice cream bar.
Green Bay, Wis.-based Unilever Ice Cream has introduced Breyers Double Churned Light, a line of premium light ice cream.
"New Breyers Double Churned Light tastes just as rich and creamy as its full-fat counterparts and is just one more example of the emphasis we're putting on meeting consumers' lifestyle choices with great-tasting ice cream that also just happens to be lower in calories and fat."
Grandma Trew used a glass bowl from a Quaker Oats special offer to mold her freshly churned butter.
A neighbor lady churned butter by turning her breadboard upside down and using the surface to work the water out of the butter with a wooden paddle.
Mr Davies added: ``It likes disturbed ground and bare earth and areas that have been churned up and made to look like an industrial area rather than a nature reserve.''
A SCOTS tourist drowned in Florida after being caught by ferocious riptides churned up by Tropical Storm Hanna.
Going arch-rival Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream one better, Unilever Ice Cream has introduced New Breyers Double Churned Light ice Cream, a direct challenge to Dreyer's Slow Churned Light Ice Cream, which was introduced last season and went on to become a huge success for Dreyer's.
Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream has announced the creation of a groundbreaking proprietary "slow churned" method of making ice cream which it claims can deliver the taste and texture of full-fat ice cream in a light product.