- vi. 搅拌；搅动
- vt. 搅拌；搅动
- n. 搅乳器
1. corn, grain, kernel => churn.
2. describing the "grainy" appearance of churned cream.
- churn: [OE] It has been speculated that the term churn is based on the granular appearance cream takes on as it is stirred or agitated. The Old English noun cyrin comes from a prehistoric Germanic *kernjōn, which may be related to English corn and kernel and Latin grānum ‘grain’. The derived verb churn is a comparatively late creation, not appearing until the 15th century.
=> corn, grain, kernel
- churn (n.)
- Old English cyrin, from Proto-Germanic *kernjon (cognates: Old Norse kirna, Swedish kärna, Danish kjerne, Dutch karn, Middle High German kern); probably akin to cyrnel "kernel" (see kernel) and describing the "grainy" appearance of churned cream.
- churn (v.)
- mid-15c., chyrnen, from churn (n.). Extended senses are from late 17c. Intransitive sense is from 1735. Related: Churned; churning. To churn out, of writing, is from 1902.
- 1. Ferries churn the waters of Howe Sound from Langdale to Horseshoe Bay.
- 2. He began to churn out literary compositions in English.
- 3. Butter is made by shaking up cream in a churn.
- 4. They churn out 3 000 identical toy trains every day.
- 5. The tractor churn ed up the soil.
[ churn 造句 ]