churn
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churn(
chuhrn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (device for making butter)
a. la mantequera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The old lady chatted as she turned the handle on the butter churn.La anciana charlaba mientras giraba la manivela de la mantequera.
2. (container for milk) (United Kingdom)
a. la lechera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The truck used to pick up the milk churns every day at seven o'clock.El camión recogía las lecheras todos los días a las siete de la mañana.
b. el tarro de leche
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(River Plate)
He showed me a web page where they sell old milk churns for decoration.Me enseñó una página web en la que venden tarros de leche antiguos para decoración.
c. la cantina de leche
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Regionalism used in Colombia
(Colombia)
The churns were too heavy for me so my brother and I carried them out between us.Las cantinas de leche pesaban mucho para mí así que mi hermano y yo las sacamos entre los dos.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (culinary)
a. batir (cream or butter)
Churn the cream and strain the buttermilk.Bata la crema y cuele el suero de leche.
b. hacer (butter)
My aunt still churns her own butter by hand.Mi tía sigue haciendo su propia mantequilla a mano.
4. (to agitate)
a. agitar
The wind was churning the sea and creating huge waves.El viento agitaba el mar y formaba olas enormes.
b. revolver
As we crossed the stream our feet churned the mud on the bottom.Según cruzábamos el arroyo, nuestros pies revolvían el fango que había en el fondo.
5. (finance)
a. hacer rotar en exceso
The insurance companies were accused of churning policies in order to generate higher commissions.Las aseguradoras se vieron acusadas de hacer rotar en exceso las pólizas para generar comisiones más altas.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
6. (to be turbulent)
a. arremolinarse
The diver stood on the cliff as the waves churned around the rocks.El clavadista se quedó parado en el acantilado mientras las olas se arremolinaban alrededor de las rocas.
b. revolverse (sea, stomach)
My stomach was churning throughout the entire ride back.Se me revolvía el estómago durante el viaje entero de regreso.
c. agitarse
The sea churned and rose up into huge waves during the storm, which then crashed down on our boat.El mar se agitó durante la tormenta y levantaba olas enormes, las cuales se abatían sobre nuestro barco.
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churn
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (for making butter)
a. la mantequera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (for milk) (United Kingdom)
a. la lechera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (butter)
a. batir
the propeller churned up the waterla hélice agitaba el agua
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
my stomach's churningtengo un nudo en el estómago
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churn [tʃɜːn]
noun
(for butter) mantequera (f); (Britain) (for milk) lechera (f);
transitive verb
1 [+butter] batir or hacer en una mantequera
2 (also churn up) [+sea, mud] revolver; agitar
intransitive verb
[+sea] revolverse; agitarse
her stomach was churning se le revolvía el estómago
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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