careen vs career :

careen or career

A truck careening down the road is swerving from side to side as it races along, whereas a truck careering down the road may be simply traveling very fast. But because it is not often clear which meaning a person intends, confusing these two words is not likely to get you into trouble.

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  • n  pitching dangerously to one side
  • v  walk as if unable to control one's movements
  • v  move sideways or in an unsteady way
    The ship careened out of control

  • n  the particular occupation for which you are trained
  • n  the general progression of your working or professional life
    the general had had a distinguished career
    he had a long career in the law
  • v  move headlong at high speed
    The cars careered down the road
    The mob careered through the streets
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