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CAREEN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does careen mean? 

CAREEN (noun)
  The noun CAREEN has 1 sense:

1. pitching dangerously to one side

  Familiarity information: CAREEN used as a noun is very rare.


CAREEN (verb)
  The verb CAREEN has 2 senses:

1. walk as if unable to control one's movements
2. move sideways or in an unsteady way

  Familiarity information: CAREEN used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CAREEN (noun)


Sense 1careen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Pitching dangerously to one side

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

careen; sway; tilt; rock

Hypernyms ("careen" is a kind of...):

lurch; pitch; pitching (abrupt up-and-down motion (as caused by a ship or other conveyance))


CAREEN (verb)


Sense 1careen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk as if unable to control one's movements

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

careen; keel; lurch; reel; stagger; swag

Context example:

The drunken man staggered into the room

Hypernyms (to "careen" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 2careen [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move sideways or in an unsteady way

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

wobble; careen; tilt; shift

Context example:

The ship careened out of control

Hypernyms (to "careen" is one way to...):

move (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP
Somebody ----s PP


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