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 for career
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Career \Ca*reer"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Careered 3; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Careering]
     To move or run rapidly.
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           Careering gayly over the curling waves.  --W. Irving.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Career \Ca*reer"\, n. [F. carri[`e]re race course, high road,
     street, fr. L. carrus wagon. See Car.]
     1. A race course: the ground run over.
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              To go back again the same career.     --Sir P.
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     2. A running; full speed; a rapid course.
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              When a horse is running in his full career.
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     3. General course of action or conduct in life, or in a
        particular part or calling in life, or in some special
        undertaking; usually applied to course or conduct which is
        of a public character; as, Washington's career as a
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              An impartial view of his whole career. --Macaulay.
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     4. (Falconry) The flight of a hawk.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the particular occupation for which you are trained [syn:
           career, calling, vocation]
      2: the general progression of your working or professional life;
         "the general had had a distinguished career"; "he had a long
         career in the law" [syn: career, life history]
      v 1: move headlong at high speed; "The cars careered down the
           road"; "The mob careered through the streets"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  177 Moby Thesaurus words for "career":
     Brownian movement, accomplished, advance, advancement, advancing,
     angular motion, art, ascending, ascent, at concert pitch,
     axial motion, backflowing, backing, backward motion, blunder, bolt,
     business, calling, careen, career building, careerism, chase,
     climbing, clip, coached, conversant, course, craft, current, dart,
     dash, descending, descent, downward motion, drift, driftage,
     ebbing, employment, falter, finished, flight, fling, flounce,
     flounder, flow, flux, fly, forward motion, forwardal, forwarding,
     furtherance, furthering, gait, game, go-ahead, handicraft, haste,
     hasten, headway, hie, hump, hump it, hurry, hurtle, initiate,
     initiated, job, labor, lick, lifework, line, line of business,
     line of work, livelihood, lurch, make haste, march, metier,
     mission, mounting, mystery, number, oblique motion, occupation,
     ongoing, onrush, onward course, pace, passage, pitch,
     pitch and plunge, plunge, plunging, post, practice, practiced,
     prepared, primed, profession, professional, progress, progression,
     progressiveness, promotion, pursuit, race, racket, radial motion,
     random motion, rate, reel, reflowing, refluence, reflux,
     regression, retrogression, rising, rock, roll, rolling, rolling on,
     run, rush, scamper, scoot, scour, scramble, scud, scurry, scuttle,
     seethe, set, shoot, sideward motion, sinking, skedaddle, skilled,
     soaring, specialization, specialty, speed, stagger, step,
     step on it, sternway, stream, stride, struggle, stumble, subsiding,
     sway, swing, tear, technical, thrash about, toss, toss and tumble,
     toss and turn, totter, trade, trained, traject, trajet, travel,
     tread, trend, tumble, upward motion, vocation, walk, walk of life,
     wallop, wallow, way, welter, work, zoom

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