Definition of careen verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

careen

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kəˈriːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈriːn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they careen
BrE BrE//kəˈriːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈriːn//
 
he / she / it careens
BrE BrE//kəˈriːnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈriːnz//
 
past simple careened
BrE BrE//kəˈriːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈriːnd//
 
past participle careened
BrE BrE//kəˈriːnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈriːnd//
 
-ing form careening
BrE BrE//kəˈriːnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈriːnɪŋ//
 
Driving
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (especially North American English) (of a person or vehicle) to move forward very quickly especially in a way that is dangerous or uncontrolled synonym hurtle See related entries: Driving Word Origin late 16th cent. (as a noun denoting the position of a careened ship, which was turned on its side for maintenance): from French carène, from Italian carena, from Latin carina ‘a keel’. The current sense was influenced by the verb career.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: careen