[ US /kɝˈin/ ]
  1. pitching dangerously to one side
  1. move sideways or in an unsteady way
    The ship careened out of control
  2. walk as if unable to control one's movements
    The drunken man staggered into the room
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How To Use careen In A Sentence

  • A grid of rhomboid forms, like windows in a high-rise, tilts and careens to the upper right of the 12-foot expanse of Lost Highway, as though rushing away.
  • Following the impact, the truck careened into the eastbound lane of Highway 52, directly towards an oncoming van.
  • Suddenly from above us a twenty-foot-long heavy log burst into view, careening down the path like a bobsled.
  • Now, we don't know exactly what happened with the driver of this vehicle as to why he kind of careened off -- he or she careened off the road hitting this gas line. CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2007
  • This fragile monster truck of booze and soft drugs eventually careened off the road.
  • He felt his body roll as the ship careened and vaguely heard the rumble of explosions nearby, but he didn't come to until smoke forced him coughing to his feet.
  • Miri gripped the gunwales and held on for dear life as the boat careened from wave to wave, bouncing from rock to hidden rock.
  • Everyone stood in silent thought as the ship careened into the hull of the Protor and then burst into a huge explosion taking out not only themselves, but also the Protor.
  • Careening back onto the highway, spraying gravel as he went, Jack stomped on the accelerator and gave chase.
  • It careens through barricades and smashes through the side of a building and barrels through apartment after apartment, emerging on the other side.
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