churn through


churned through; churning through; churns through

transitive verb

: to proceed through, process, or deal with rapidly or steadily in a mechanical or seemingly mechanical way
He churned through Princeton in two years, working himself into a state of near exhaustion.Timothy Foote
For an aggressive trader who churns through 30 or 40 deals a day, the stakes mount quickly—along with the tensions.Michael Meyer

Examples of churn through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Optical computers could, in theory, run with more operations taking place simultaneously, churning through more data while using less energy. Quanta Magazine, 20 May 2024 On one side, cars churn through a traffic circle; on the other, a span of highway shimmers. Ligaya Mishan Anthony Cotsifas Emily Woo Zeller Tanya Pérez Quinton Kamara, New York Times, 13 May 2024 But a dozen years after its launch, Kickstarter had lost its cachet of cool and churned through CEOs. Byallie Garfinkle, Fortune, 12 Mar. 2024 This 833-kW (1,200-hp) electric SUV can purportedly float on water for up to 30 minutes in an emergency, and churn through the drink at nearly 3 kph to make its escape. IEEE Spectrum, 5 Mar. 2024 Shifting attitudes in the U.S. have begun to evaporate hope for ongoing support, the unforgiving front lines churn through soldiers, and other urgent conflicts have drawn the media's attention away from Ukraine. Claire Harbage, NPR, 23 Feb. 2024 Rumors churned through the public: The World Bank is evacuating its staff; U.S. warships will remove all the American citizens; the such and such ambassador has fled the country. Kim Ghattas, The Atlantic, 26 Jan. 2024 This was an extremely rare weather event for California that churned through a wide, geographically diverse region. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2023 Russia’s armed forces are churning through artillery in Ukraine at an unsustainable rate, The Post’s Adam Taylor writes, forcing Putin to try to find ways to bolster the military’s stockpiles of ammunition. Mikhail Klimentov, Washington Post, 14 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of churn through was in 1849

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“Churn through.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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