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churn:

see butterbutter,
dairy product obtained by churning the fat from milk until it solidifies. In most areas the milk of cows is the basis, but elsewhere that of goats, sheep, and mares has been used. Butter was known by 2000 B.C.
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Churn

The frequency with which a building’s occupants are moved, either internally or externally, including those who move but stay within an organization and those who leave a company and are replaced.
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churn rate

(1) The percentage of customers who cancel their subscription service. The term often refers to cellphone contracts.

(2) The percentage of employees who leave the company during a certain time period. See churning.
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fake oranges, the hand of it churning out glass bottles,
Shvets realized that his KGB--far from that ubiquitous and cunning institution portrayed in the Western media--was mostly a gigantic paper mill, churning out millions of reports of no practical value.
All long-haul passengers have hot meals now but there is no point us churning out food if we don't have drivers to deliver it.