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verb, to travel at high speed and little or no control, to wildly diverge from the planned or expected route

"The trucker noticed the prone forms on the highway and, not realizing that they belonged to Dman and jessicapierce, swerved to avoid them, sending his rig careening off the highway, and into the grizzly-infested lava below."

Ca*reen" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Careened (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Careening.] [OF. cariner, F. car'ener, fr. OF. carene, the bottom of a ship, keel, fr. L. carina.] Naut.

To cause (a vessel) to lean over so that she floats on one side, leaving the other side out of water and accessible for repairs below the water line; to cause to be off the keel.


© Webster 1913.

Ca*reen" (), v. i.

To incline to one side, or lie over, as a ship when sailing on a wind; to be off the keel.


© Webster 1913.

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