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Word: careen

Definition: lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger


Sentences Containing 'careen'

Pirates would often careen their ships because they had no access to drydocks.
The Hollywood Reporter complained that the play was far too heavy on exposition, but that "Whelan does capture the spasms of desperation which seize the seeming cabal of doomed and threatened dramatists as they careen through history's obscure plots and even more obscure subplots.

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