careen - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] mainly American 

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/kəˈriːn/
present tense
I/you/we/theycareen
he/she/itcareens
present participlecareening
past tensecareened
past participlecareened
  1. 1
    to move forwards quickly and suddenly, going from side to side in an uncontrolled way
    careen down/along/off:

    The bus careened off the road and plunged into a river.

  2. 2
    to be in a situation that changes quickly in an uncontrolled way
    careen from/towards:

    The country has careened from one crisis to another.

    an economic system careening towards collapse