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

 

career

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verb
BrE BrE//kəˈrɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrɪr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they career
BrE BrE//kəˈrɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrɪr//
 
he / she / it careers
BrE BrE//kəˈrɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrɪrz//
 
past simple careered
BrE BrE//kəˈrɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrɪrd//
 
past participle careered
BrE BrE//kəˈrɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrɪrd//
 
-ing form careering
BrE BrE//kəˈrɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈrɪrɪŋ//
 
Driving
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of a person or vehicle) to move forward very quickly, especially in an uncontrolled way synonym hurtle The vehicle careered across the road and hit a cyclist. See related entries: Driving Word Origin mid 16th cent. (denoting a road or racecourse): from French carrière, from Italian carriera, based on Latin carrus ‘wheeled vehicle’.Extra examples A sudden gust caught her hat and sent it careering wildly down the road. The lorry careered off the road and hit a tree. children careering around the playground A bunch of children were careering about. The bike was careering wildly down the hill. The car careered out of control and plunged into a river.
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