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careen verb (careened, careening) 1 to turn (a boat) over on its side for cleaning, etc. 2 intrans said of a ship: to lean over to one side; to heel over. 3 intrans, N Amer, especially US said of a vehicle, etc: to swerve or lurch violently from side to side.
ETYMOLOGY: 17c: ultimately from Latin carina keel.
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