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Careen   /kərˈin/   Listen

(past & past part. careened; pres. part. careening)
Walk as if unable to control one's movements.  Synonyms: keel, lurch, reel, stagger, swag.
Move sideways or in an unsteady way.  Synonyms: shift, tilt, wobble.

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"Careen" Quotes from Famous Books

... next Day we intended for a small Island on the other Side of Sewee-Bay, which joining to these Islands, Shipping might come to victual or careen; but there being such a Burden of those Flies, that few or none cares to settle there; so the Stock thereon are run wild. We were gotten about half Way to Racoon-Island, when there sprung up a tart Gale at N.W. which put us in some Danger of being cast away, the Bay being ...
— A New Voyage to Carolina • John Lawson

... but Bess, and as such things often happen when they are looked for, the Petrel did careen from the waves of a passing launch, and just as Bess grasped an overhead willow branch, the boat swung out and she sprang in. Everybody laughed, but Bess lost her breath, a condition she disliked because it always added to the deep color of her ...
— The Motor Girls On Cedar Lake - The Hermit of Fern Island • Margaret Penrose

... than usual had half filled the launch and caused it to careen. Before the little craft could right itself a second and a third wave, rolling along, had completed the work. The ...
— Dave Darrin's Third Year at Annapolis - Leaders of the Second Class Midshipmen • H. Irving Hancock

Words linked to "Careen" :   move, pitching, walk, pitch

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