Synonyms for careen
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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes
To heave a ship down on one side so as to expose the other, in order to clean it of barnacles and weed, or to repair it below the water line.
To tilt on one side.
To lurch or sway violently from side to side.
To tilt or lean while in motion.
English Synonyms and Antonyms1.5 / 2 votes
To tilt or tip is to throw out of a horizontal position by raising one side or end or lowering the other; the words are closely similar, but tilt suggests more of fluctuation or instability. Slant and slope are said of things somewhat fixed or permanent in a position out of the horizontal or perpendicular; the roof slants, the hill slopes. Incline is a more formal word for tip, and also for slant or slope. To cant is to set slantingly; in many cases tip and cant might be interchanged, but tip is more temporary, often momentary; one tips a pail so that the water flows over the edge; a mechanic cants a table by making or setting one side higher than the other. A vessel careens in the wind; lists, usually, from shifting of cargo, from water in the hold, etc. Careening is always toward one side or the other; listing may be forward or astern as well. To heel over is the same as to careen, and must be distinguished from "keel over," which is to capsize.
Princeton's WordNet2.3 / 4 votes
rock, careen, sway, tiltverb
pitching dangerously to one side
rock, disceptation, lean, rock-and-roll, rock 'n' roll, inclination, sway, leaning, contention, joust, tilt, rock'n'roll, controversy, disputation, contestation, stone, rock music, argument, rock and roll, arguing, list, rock candy
stagger, reel, keel, lurch, swag, careenverb
walk as if unable to control one's movements
"The drunken man staggered into the room"
careen, wobble, shift, tiltverb
move sideways or in an unsteady way
"The ship careened out of control"
coggle, pitch, agitate, keel, switch, wobble, change, tip, lean, reposition, stir, swag, shift, tilt, cant over, stagger, lurch, shimmy, transfer, cant, angle, change over, reel, slant, budge, dislodge
Dictionary of English Synonymes3.0 / 1 vote
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Like many Nevadans I've watched over the last year to see America careen in the wrong direction, i've seen the forces of the left all join together to cancel Nevadans, cancel Americans to impose a leftist ideology.
Should Republicans careen our country towards a default, our country could actually be plunged into recession, laying off millions, making it harder for people to pay for the food on the table and their mortgages and their rents, shame, shame on the leader, the Republican leader.
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