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v. ca·reened, ca·reen·ing, ca·reens
a. To lurch or swerve while in motion: "The Tasmanian boat was a wreck ... the stove had broken free of its mounting and was careening about with every wave" (Bryan Burrough).
b. To move forward rapidly, especially with a swaying motion or with minimal control; career: "I saw my life as a car with no brakes careening down a dangerous mountain road" (Tom Perotta).
2. Nautical
a. To lean to one side, as a ship sailing in the wind.
b. To turn a ship on its side for cleaning, caulking, or repairing. Nautical
1. To cause (a ship) to lean to one side; tilt.
a. To lean (a ship) on one side for cleaning, caulking, or repairing.
b. To clean, caulk, or repair (a ship in this position).
n. Nautical
1. The act or process of careening a ship.
2. The position of a careened ship.

[From French (en) carène, (on) the keel, from Old French carene, from Old Italian carena, from Latin carīna; see kar- in Indo-European roots.]

ca·reen′er n.


1. to sway or cause to sway dangerously over to one side
2. (Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical to cause (a vessel) to keel over to one side, esp in order to clean or repair its bottom
3. (Nautical Terms) (intr) nautical (of a vessel) to keel over to one side
[C17: from French carène keel, from Italian carena, from Latin carīna keel]
caˈreenage n
caˈreener n



1. to lean or tip to one side while in motion; sway: The car careened around the corner.
2. (of a ship) to heel over or list.
4. to cause (a ship) to lie over on a side, as for repairs or cleaning.
5. to clean or repair (a careened ship).
6. to cause (a ship) to heel over or list.
7. the act or position of careening.
[1585–95; < Middle French carine < Latin carīna keel, nutshell; akin to Greek káryon nut]
ca•reen′er, n.


Past participle: careened
Gerund: careening

I careen
you careen
he/she/it careens
we careen
you careen
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I careened
you careened
he/she/it careened
we careened
you careened
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Present Continuous
I am careening
you are careening
he/she/it is careening
we are careening
you are careening
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Present Perfect
I have careened
you have careened
he/she/it has careened
we have careened
you have careened
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Past Continuous
I was careening
you were careening
he/she/it was careening
we were careening
you were careening
they were careening
Past Perfect
I had careened
you had careened
he/she/it had careened
we had careened
you had careened
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I will careen
you will careen
he/she/it will careen
we will careen
you will careen
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Future Perfect
I will have careened
you will have careened
he/she/it will have careened
we will have careened
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Future Continuous
I will be careening
you will be careening
he/she/it will be careening
we will be careening
you will be careening
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been careening
you have been careening
he/she/it has been careening
we have been careening
you have been careening
they have been careening
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been careening
you will have been careening
he/she/it will have been careening
we will have been careening
you will have been careening
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been careening
you had been careening
he/she/it had been careening
we had been careening
you had been careening
they had been careening
I would careen
you would careen
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Past Conditional
I would have careened
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.careen - pitching dangerously to one sidecareen - pitching dangerously to one side  
pitching, lurch, pitch - abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance); "the pitching and tossing was quite exciting"
Verb1.careen - walk as if unable to control one's movements; "The drunken man staggered into the room"
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"
2.careen - move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
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Leastways, if such was your intention as to enter and careen, and there ain't no better place for that in these waters.
As an overladen Indiaman bearing down the Hindostan coast with a deck load of frightened horses, careens, buries, rolls, and wallows on her way; so did this old whale heave his aged bulk, and now and then partly turning over on his cumbrous rib-ends, expose the cause of his devious wake in the unnatural stump of his starboard fin.
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It also leads her to constantly probe the distinctions between live and celluloid: On-screen, in her multi-channel installations, figures are cut, edited, and reassembled according to her own precise directorial eye; in performances, where she is, naturally, less in control of what the viewer sees, entire bodies careen through the sight lines of many pairs of eyes moving in multiple directions at once.
We continue to careen dangerously down the path of government-supported religion," Lynn said.
Careen, career--"To careen is to lean over or sway, like a boat in the current.
We therefore careen forward rather crudely by allowing market forces to determine which entities survive and which fail with invoice printer humming the only, ultimate test.
Jade scoffs at the idea of being the perfect housewife and fights a constant battle between motherhood and her careen Her sharp tongue gets everyone's blood boiling.
35) Pedro Careen, on the other hand, while dismissing the priestesses as "a band of worthless women," goes on to deplore their "tyrannical hold" upon the village "by various means and plots compelling many to repair to them upon every occasion.