What is Churn?

Churn definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
a container or machine in which cream or milk is agitated to make butter.
any of various containers or machines similar in shape or action to a butter churn, as a device for mixing beverages.

British. a large milk can.
an act of churning stocks by a stockbroker.

verb (used with object)
to agitate in order to make into butter: to churn cream.
to make (butter) by the agitation of cream.

to shake or agitate with violence or continued motion: The storm churned the sea.
to turn over and over in the mind: His brain slowly churned all the choices and possibilities.
(of a stockbroker) to trade (a customer’s securities) excessively in order to earn more in commissions.

verb (used without object)
to operate a churn.
to move or shake in agitation, as a liquid or any loose matter: The leaves churned along the ground.

to be changing rapidly or be in a confused state: Her emotions churned as she viewed the horrific photos.
to have a queasy feeling, as from anxiety or disgust: My insides were churning at the thought of being on stage.
(of a stockbroker) to engage in the practice of churning.

Verb Phrases
churn out, to produce mechanically, hurriedly, or routinely: He was hired to churn out verses for greeting cards.