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churn up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v churn up cause aversion in; offend the moral sense of "The pornographic pictures sickened us"
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Usage

In literature:

Mix these two solutions together in a tub or barrel, and churn them up, or stir them together vigorously.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
Topmost evanescent froth, he is churned-up from the very lees, and from all intermediate regions of the liquor.
"Past and Present" by Thomas Carlyle
The wheels churned up the water into a white foam, but still the momentum carried the large craft on.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
The farmer's wife had been up since sunrise, churning.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
Dolly was churning, and Polly was making up butter in nice little pats.
"Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag VI" by Louisa M. Alcott
One mighty bound, a violent shock, and the wheels of the car were churning up the thick mud of a horse-pond.
"The Wind in the Willows" by Kenneth Grahame
When the gleam of the water came into view, the little boy clapped his hands and churned up and down in delight.
"The End of the Rainbow" by Marian Keith
Mrs. Iden, her sleeves up, looked from the dairy window into the court where the churn stood.
"Amaryllis at the Fair" by Richard Jefferies
The soap would not lather, and a thick white scum formed on the water when she tried to churn up a suds.
"Betty Gordon in the Land of Oil" by Alice B. Emerson
Ollie heard him approaching; her bare arm stayed the stroke of the churn-dasher as she looked up.
"The Bondboy" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
If he thought we was too slow in doin' anything he would kick us off de groun' and churn us up and down.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I's cleanin' up one time and finds a milk churn of money.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
For a hundred rods up the rapid the channel was full of lumber, "churning" and battering itself.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 10" by Various
In those woods, churned up in the soil, lie the rotting bodies of your comrades, your brothers, your sons.
"On the right of the British line" by Gilbert Nobbs
The run-off wouldn't get away fast enough an' churned up under the water-wheel, causin' a loss o' power.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Churning consists in beating up the contents of the churn with a stick, to the end of which is fixed a round wooden disc 6 to 10 in.
"Notes on Agriculture in Cyprus and Its Products" by William Bevan
Your mother was churning up there; let's go and get some buttermilk, and settle the business of the rent.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
Take cream up stairs and put it in a warm place to ripen for churning.
"The American Country Girl" by Martha Foote Crow
Everything else was churned up into the most appalling mud.
"The Romance of the Red Triangle" by Arthur Keysall Yapp
This idea of churning it up by dancing is all wrong.
"The Bachelors" by William Dana Orcutt
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In news:

Water quality in Connecticut may have been compromised by sewage backups or pollution caused by raging seawater churned up by Superstorm Sandy.
Sandy churns up a little cyclone of trouble for Romney.
As Isaac churns away, moving NW in the Gulf of Mexico, our weather pattern will get a bit held up.
In the early morning hours of Aug 29, 2005, as Hurricane Katrina churned toward the coast of Louisiana and the winds began to pick up in New Orleans, the power went out at The Times-Picayune.
Irene churns up coast, weaker but still ferocious .
Strong winds continue to churn up big waves on Lake Michigan -- and Chicagoans are urged to stay away from the shore.
Tide fluctuation was minimal until Tuesday, and the water was pretty churned up to boot.
(AP) — Authorities say the rough ocean churned up by the outer bands of Hurricane Irene have caused at least eight injuries and a near drowning in South Florida.
Ever since the Martinez teen won the crown of Lakeside High School's homecoming queen Oct 26, she's been featured in our newspaper – churning up a lot of hits on our website – and she's been on the TV news.
For a $175 annual subscription, this Austin-based political newsletter published by Bellaire High grad Harvey Kronberg churns up plenty of information.
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Seventh Street churned through the mud to win the 56th running of the $300,000, Grade I Go For Wand in Sunday's feature for fillies and mares 3 and up at Saratoga Race Course.
For weeks now, there's been the smell of blood in the waters surrounding Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, and the media sharks have been dutifully circling, churning up one incriminating story after another.
BP and the Coast Guard sent oil-scooping skimming ships in the Gulf of Mexico back to shore Tuesday because nasty weather from Tropical Storm Alex churned up rough seas and powerful winds.
Scientists say strong winds from a storm churned the Salton Sea, stirring up foul- smelling gasses from the lake bottom.
Hurricane Sandy is churning off the East Coast and is expected to join up with two other weather systems to create a huge and problematic storm affecting 50 million people.
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