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verb     churn pronunciation in British English
/tʃɜː(r)n/
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present tense
I/you/we/theychurn
he/she/itchurns
present participlechurning
past tensechurned
past participlechurned
  1. 2

    churn

    or

    churn up

    [intransitive/transitive] to move something such as a liquid around violently, or to move in this way

    A hurricane was churning up the bay.

  2. 3
    [intransitive] if your stomach churns, you have a strong nervous feeling in it because you are worried, afraid, or upset

    My stomach was churning before the first performance.

    1. a.
      if your mind or emotions churn, you are upset or worried about a situation

      Her mind churned as she tried to think of a way out of her predicament.

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