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careen

ca·reen

careen

 
pronunciation:
k rin
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: careened, careening, careens
definition 1: esp. of a vehicle, to sway while moving fast, or to move fast and unsteadily.
The truck careened down the hill looking as if it might topple into the ditch.
definition 2: of a ship, to sway over to one side, as in a wind.
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part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to tilt (a ship) on its side for cleaning and repair of the hull.
definition 2: to clean or repair (a ship lying on its side).
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part of speech: noun
definition: the act of swaying while in swift forward motion.
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derivation: careener (n.)