Meaning of careen

ca•reen

Pronunciation: (ku-rēn'), [key]
— v.i.
  1. (of a vehicle) to lean, sway, or tip to one side while in motion: The car careened around the corner.
  2. (of a ship) to heel over or list.
  3. career (def. 7).
  4. to lean or bend away from the vertical position: The barn was careening a little.
—v.t.
—n.
  1. a careening.
  2. the position of a careened ship.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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