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kuh reen

  • 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

  • And so, as Iraq appears to careen down the road to civil war and the bloodletting gathers momentum, we are offered Zarqawi as an explanation.
  • The early years of the Depression, in fact, were marked by repeated periods during which the economy seemed to stabilize, only to careen further downward usually as the .
  • The words careen off one another like balls on a billiard table until they settle down, at which point you can set them in motion again or choose a new word.

  • Charles Mee in Yale Daily News
    Mee describes his work as "broken, jagged, filled with sharp edges, filled with things that take sudden turns, careen into each other, smash up, veer off in sickening turns," and he does not exaggerate.
  • Joe Biden in San Diego Union Tribune
    But Biden says time is running out for such options "because we continue to careen off the road, based on the false choice - more of the same and handing off the war to the next president, or in the case of some of my Democratic colleagues, leaving...
  • Dennis Hollingsworth in San Jose Mercury News
    California needs fundamental reform,said Senate Minority Leader Dennis Hollingsworth, R-Temecula. "We can't simply careen from budget crisis to budget crisis."

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