churn out

To churn out something means to produce large quantities of it very quickly. [INFORMAL]

[V P n (not pron)] He began to churn out literary compositions in English. [Also V n P]


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  • churn — churn1 [tʃə:n US tʃə:rn] v 1.) if your stomach churns, you feel sick because you are nervous or frightened ▪ My stomach was churning on the day of the exam. 2.) [I and T] [i]also churn up if water, mud etc churns, or if something churns it, it… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • churn — churn1 [ tʃɜrn ] verb 1. ) transitive to mix milk or cream in a special container in order to make butter a ) to make butter by mixing milk or cream in a special container 2. ) churn or churn up intransitive or transitive to move something such… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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