churn up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theychurn up
he/she/itchurns up
present participlechurning up
past tensechurned up
past participlechurned up
  1. 1
    [transitive] to damage the surface of the ground by walking or driving over it and making it rough
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] same as churn1 (sense 2)

    The rainstorm churned up the rivers so they ran brown with silt.

See also main entry: churn