career

[[t]kərɪ͟ə(r)[/t]]
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careers, careering, careered
1) N-COUNT A career is the job or profession that someone does for a long period of their life.

She is now concentrating on a career as a fashion designer...

Dennis had recently begun a successful career conducting opera.

...a career in journalism.

...a political career.

2) N-COUNT Your career is the part of your life that you spend working.

During his career, he wrote more than fifty plays...

She began her career as a teacher.

3) ADJ: ADJ n Careers advice or guidance in British English, or career advice or guidance in American English, consists of information about different jobs and help with deciding what kind of job you want to do.

She received very little careers guidance when young...

Get hold of the company list from your careers advisory service.

4) VERB: oft cont If a person or vehicle careers somewhere, they move fast and in an uncontrolled way.

[V prep/adv] His car careered into a river...

[V prep/adv] He went careering off down the track.

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