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Posted By: leeneia
17-Jun-19 - 12:58 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
This sentence describes how I've always known the word 'careen.'

" Whether it's an unsteady ship, a speeding bus, or a person who is woozy, use the verb careen to describe something that's teetering from side to side."

I particularly think of a running person careening down a hill.