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career

noun [C] uk   /kəˈrɪər/ us    /-ˈrɪr/
B1 the job or series of jobs that you do during your working life, especially if you continue to get better jobs and earn more money: He's hoping for a career in the police force/as a police officer. When he retires he will be able to look back over a brilliant career (= a working life which has been very successful). It helps if you can move a few rungs up the career ladder before taking time off to have a baby. I took this new job because I felt that the career prospects were much better. Elaine has become a real career woman/girl (= is interested in and spends most of her time on her job). Judith is very career-minded/-oriented (= gives a lot of attention to her job).

career

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /kəˈrɪər/ us    /-ˈrɪr/
(especially of a vehicle) to move fast and in a way that is out of control: The coach careered down a slope and collided with a bank.
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