Translation of churn in Spanish:

churn

mantequera, n.

Pronunciation /tʃərn//tʃəːn/

noun

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    (for making butter)
    mantequera feminine
    • An old woman covered her bare shoulders with a woollen shawl as Estelle struggled with the butter churn by the doorway.
    • In the center of the room stands an enormous stainless steel churn, a giant horizontal spatula on wheels to remove the butter from the churn, and a boat, or trough, into which the spatula unloads its haul.
    • Her dress was very stately; it was mostly off-white silk, like the color of buttery cream in a churn.
    • When I was small I had the job of watching the little circular window on the lid of the churn and had to shout when the glass became clear, an indication that the butter had separated.
    • Since about 1870, they had been in the business of manufacturing churns, butter molds, scales, thermometers, and other tools used in dairying.
    • It was said that to take a coal from the fire in the house in which a churn was being made was very unlucky for the maker of the butter.
    • Occasionally, when there's an abundance of milk, Janet will make butter and cheese by traditional methods using an old, hand-turned butter churn, and her daughter produces free-range bacon.
    • There's also a table with three skinny legs and a lidded jar with a thick, straight, vertical handle that rises up like the rod of a butter churn.
    • We are one of only two remaining manufacturers in North America still using a butter churn in the making of buttermilk.
    • She is a perfect mountain woman, shrewd and suspicious, quick to laugh or scowl, handy with a butter churn or a folk remedy.
    • He has created a motorised butter churn which is an ordinary churn with an engine from a lawn mower attached underneath.
    • Mr Stone said the 38 cm metal disc was originally attached to the largest type of butter churn made by the company, which was built specifically for the large-scale production of butter.
    • It was also usual, although not very popular, for the one who was last downstairs to have to turn the churn handle until the cream turned into butter.
    • Even better, through development work on the continuous butter churn, Tong and his team of food scientists propose the production of a butter that has a reduced fat content.
    • The farmer agreed to do this and started churning again the next morning, in no time at all there was enough butter in the churn to supply half the countryside.
    • Some of them saw us and paused at their chores, resting behind their ploughs or looking up from butter churns and gardens.
    • The Country Living-themed event at St Mary's Church, Sand Hutton, will include a pig farm, country kitchen window, milk churns and butter churns.
    • Mothers made butter from milk, they mixed the milk in a butter churn.
    • They found him out back, banging on a butter churn, watched by unimpressed cows.
    • Jackie thought that was a mug's game, but was happy to separate the cream from the milk (by hand), and make butter in a wooden churn.
  • 2British

    (milk can)
    lechera feminine
    tarro de leche masculine River Plate
    cantina feminine Colombia
    • In addition to the pre-war team groups, the paper often featured old pictures of the town - horse drawn carts, rattling with milk churns, wending their way down foggy, gas-lit streets and the like.
    • The folk culture of the North British backcountry, translated to the Appalachian highlands of America, held that it was unlucky to wash a milk churn.
    • When he had finished, he poured the milk into the big churns and washed the buckets.
    • Hoops of plant stems woven and placed under milk storage jugs, pails and churns would prevent milk being spirited away by fairies.
    • They were fortunate to have the milk lorry pass by the farm gate, so one of the lads would help the driver to lift the churns up onto the lorry each morning, earlier on a Sunday so that the driver could finish a bit earlier.
    • I can still hear the clang of the milk churns as they were dropped at the back door and smell the scent of sweet, evocative vanilla and hot milk that wafted up to my room.
    • I started when I was nine years old going round with my father with a horse and float with milk churns.
    • The farmers would bring their milk in churns, and the system was that the Department of Agriculture bought it from the farmers, and then they sold it to us.
    • In those days his dad and uncle Derek ran their business from Moorhouse Farm, delivering the milk from churns carried on horse-drawn floats with wooden wheels.
    • Hathaway milk churns were made from wood, and were fitted with a trademark red iron plate.
    • Cosgrove's father had been a lorry driver for the local creamery, driving milk churns round the houses and farms in Perthshire.
    • Since returning to his plot in October his hut has been burnt down and he has lost tools, milk churns and chicken feed totalling well over £100.
    • Milk churns and dairymaids are making a comeback on a Sheffield housing estate where South Yorkshire's first urban dairy will start producing cheese commercially next month.
    • The milk was offered from a metal churn and the ladles hung from it.
    • In the early days farmers would bring their churn of milk to the creamery by whatever means was available to them, horse and cart, donkey and cart or tractor and trailer.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (stir)
    (milk/cream) batir
    (butter) hacer
    • It has its own salmon-smoking oven and churns its own butter.
    • The sample of the sound of milk being churned into butter takes on an eerie sound that is more like a pack of marching troopers than a regular act of rural domesticity.
    • The organic butter you buy in the grocery store is usually made from mechanically churned cream.
    • Yet Ann kept up the old tradition of churning butter.
    • Besides milking a cow and separating off the cream, that cream has to be churned for quite a while at the right temperature, washed and salted and moulded until it's just right.
    • When this milk was churned, the concentration of pesticides increased; that might be the butter you spread on toast.
    • The buttermaker then drains the buttermilk off and continues churning the butter until it reaches the right texture and firmness.
    • A full slate of activities also is planned, including butter churning, ice cream making and ice cream eating contests.
    • It turns out they actually live like that: their jobs are building barns and churning butter and having little card tables at farmer's markets.
    • Butter and cheese were being churned and sold on the streets, while a pig on a barbecue created a mouth-watering aroma that drifted through the town.
    • An old woman churns butter, while a woman in the foreground prepares a fowl for roasting.
    • Suzanne makes sure that the equipment is all sprayed down, and Alastair churns the cream until it turns into butter.
    • While children on the frontier learned how to milk cows and churn butter, parents learned how wise 12-year-olds can be.
    • I shall just have to sit and churn butter and weave my own clothing like they did in the old days.
    • Little Samuel was sitting on the front porch churning butter.
    • Women churned butter, baked potato bread and poured Irish coffees.
    • Our flour comes in the shape of a loaf, our milk churned into butter/cheese.
    • ‘There's something I'm good at,’ I muttered, thinking of the fine, silky butter I would churn.
    • This milk was separated into cream, being churned into butter and the skin being returned to suppliers for animal feeding.
    • She slowly gained the stamina needed for the intensely hard work of milking and churning butter.
    • If the gold ore is not refined one will not obtain the pure gold, if the milk is not churned one will not obtain butter, and if the sesame seed is not pounded one will not produce sesame oil.
    • Sometimes she churned fresh butter and traded it.
    • The rest of the afternoon was spent picking tomatoes, churning butter, washing dishes, serving, cleaning the stables and just having fun.
    • His mother always made homemade bread and churned butter, and she preserved jams and a myriad of fruits and vegetables for savoring through the year.
    • They were also expected to wash milk-pots and churn butter.
    • Women habitually baked bread, churned butter, brewed beer, sewed clothes, knitted stockings, spun yarn, and even sometimes milled flour and wove cloth.
    • McDermott was the lady who churned the butter at Rathscanlon.
    • The butter plant primarily churns cream and packages butter.
    • She was raised on a rustic Tyrolian farm where she learned to churn butter, bake bread, and store provisions for winter.
  • 2

    (agitate)
    (water/liquid/mud) agitar
    (mud/water/liquid) revolver
    • It churned up the sea even more, and beat the yellow rain macs of the fishermen tying down tarpaulins.
    • They hissed and roared, churning the very sea in their great battle.
    • A blue substance churns and drips through a tube from one chamber to another.
    • At times strong head-winds whipped up high waves that churned the lake surface into a frenzy, making it difficult to paddle.
    • Hopefully, if my views help make your mind churn, that adds spice to your life as well.
    • As we approach, the wide, steady river narrows and churns.
    • There were eight pools of waste water, in which purplish-reddish liquid was churning.
    • The mantle churns as hotter material moves outward from Earth's core and colder material sinks back down, a process called thermal convection.
    • While the mixture churns, whiz the strawberries to a purée in a food processor.
    • The sea was churning - almost as much as her stomach was, in nervousness.
    • Pour in the liquid and churn until it starts to thicken and freeze.
    • I write this my stomach is churning a little with tension, remembering how it felt.
    • His hands were quivering, and his stomach felt as though it were churning and moving.
    • I nodded slowly, feeling liquids inside my head churn roughly.
    • As the gap between the enormous hull and the quayside grew the water churned.
    • Slightly off-centre, a constant whirlpool swirls and churns turbulently, sometimes spitting up a boiling fount.
    • It all sounds static, but there is a great deal of emotion churning beneath the surface.
    • The gray green water behind her thrashed and churned.
    • Through the window we watched the brown sea churning beneath the pier.
    • Karen's stomach churns every time she takes visitors to the river.
  • 3

    Finance
    (para incrementar comisiones) hacer rotar en exceso
    • This is unlike other funds which churn their portfolio in a never-ending search for hot stocks.
    • M&B is churning its estate as it attempts to concentrate on larger sites that make more money from selling food than from beer sales.
    • It was the kind of fairy tale brokers tell their clients while churning their accounts.
    • One dealer said the volume was mostly churned by traders employed by brokerage houses, with most retail investors still on the sidelines.
    • The broker appears to have churned the account and Donald let him do so.
    • There seems to be no end of brokers appearing in the press and on TV these days telling us we need to churn our portfolios more often.
    • He then churned the Estate account by selling perfectly reasonable shares to pay for this ill-conceived investment.
    • Managers may churn their accounts to generate more soft dollars in order to buy services such as stock research.
    • And because they churn their portfolios almost by the minute, their trading volumes move markets.

intransitive verb

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    (water/liquid) arremolinarse
    (propeller/wheels) girar rápidamente
    the churning sea el mar revuelto
    • my stomach was churning tenía un nudo en el estómago