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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of careen.


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  • Well I think they blew it using the word careened ... not a common word for rural Virginia but otherwise a good ad.

    New Obama Ad Hammers McCain's Shaky Leadership Amid Crisis

  • As for "careened," you'd be surprised at the words that pop up in the Appalachian vocabulary.

    New Obama Ad Hammers McCain's Shaky Leadership Amid Crisis

  • Now, we don't know exactly what happened with the driver of this vehicle as to why he kind of careened off -- he or she careened off the road hitting this gas line.

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2007

  • In the past month, McCain's response to the crisis has "careened," sometimes changing course within the span of a single day and this past spring, he offered three different housing plans after admitting that he didn't anticipate the housing crisis.


  • He careened full force into his singer and the drum kit more than once.

    Binky Philips: The Damned at CBGB: The Night Punk Was Officially Born in the USA

  • The car spun counterclockwise, slid down the track, and careened wildly across the infield grass, bringing out a caution flag that froze the field.

    Wild Ride

  • In the few seconds it took them to realize what was happening, the truck had careened into the rear of the van with such impact that it sent the smaller vehicle hurtling like a grisly billiard shot straight at the pedestrians standing on the five-lane highway.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Her own breath was coming in taut little sighing gasps as her pulse careened wildly out of control.

    Western Man

  • She careened into the library parking lot and screeched to a stop.

    Mercy Kill

  • At Highgrove, he careened around the grounds on his bicycle or a skateboard, climbed so high up in trees that he had to be rescued by the local fire department, and totaled his miniature Jaguar XJS cabriolet—a birthday present from the manufacturer.

    William and Kate


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