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- (transitive, informal) To produce a large quantity of (something) rapidly and easily.
2010 December 29, Chris Whyatt, “Chelsea 1-0 Bolton”, in BBC:
- Yet another seriously under-par performance is unlikely to provide any real answers to their remarkable plummet in form - but it proves they can at least churn out a much-needed result.
2013 August 10, “A new prescription”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8848:
- As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs. No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one.
Barbara Cartland was renowned for her ability to churn out romantic novels.
- This term can imply an emphasis of quantity over quality, and as such can be disparaging.