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Synonyms for careen

pitching dangerously to one side


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walk as if unable to control one's movements

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move sideways or in an unsteady way

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White is somehow both breathless and introspective, a careening political thriller and a work of deep contemplation.
Inspired by Swiss master Paul Klee, Ragma conjures the magic of multitudinous line-white straight lines, careening down and across an expanse of black space, zigzagging to and fro in fleet and rapid accelerating speed, intersecting but never colliding, transforming the graphic element into a metaphor for life.
John Costello said that his 12-week-old puppy, Rosie, was so excited Sunday after going for a walk at Bolivar Pond in Canton that she jumped in his running car, hit the gear stick and shifted into drive, before falling onto the gas pedal and sending the car careening into the water.
The man stood still; a car came careening around the corner, barely missing him.
I was told about them, never met them-- women careening through
A tour of the border at San Ysidro, California--with its primary and secondary retaining walls set just behind a sprawling outlet mall--is narrated with tales of tunnels connecting to the US sewer system, packed vans barreling through the Mexican checkpoint and careening up Interstate 5 against oncoming traffic, drug cartels kidnapping folks in Arizona and holding them for ransom in Sonora, the lucrative yet violent trafficking of humans and drugs across a perpetually blurring political boundary, and 22,000 homicides in three years in the wake of the Calderon administration's crackdown on drugs.
One spring I tried careening it across the surface as fast as I could possibly reel The strikes were explosive, steady and 100 percent hookups.
Surveying the pretty table, we recall Our hot, careening entrance into
Jimmy and his pals find themselves in real trouble, careening down the street in an ice-cream truck and dodging bullets.
Hurtling down the track, careening around, over and through the competition, Speed Racer is a natural behind the wheel.
Thus was the tone set for the 75-minute piece, careening between casual and formal, traditional and modern, and frequently off-kilter.
careening dancehall down to Flatbush fruit carts, open air discounts, bootleg videos in Yankee caps, blank takes and Hip hop Everything is drunk.
If you are plain damn unlucky, you will never figure out what is important and live most of your life careening out of control, not making much difference to anyone or anything (or in the alternative creating a considerable amount of havoc) and will die wondering why you were here in the first place.
Bring Back the Sound, released as a single last year, is a joyous indication of a band that seem to be constantly on the verge of losing control, their guitars and metronomic drums careening at breakneck pace before clattering to a stand-still.