To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.
- at full speed
Other Word Forms of Career
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Career
- in full career
Origin of Career
Mid 16th century, from French carrière (a road or racecourse), from Italian carriera, from Old Provençal carreira, from Late Latin carrāria based on Latin carrus 'wheeled vehicle'. Or from Middle French carriere, from Old Provençal/Occitan carriera ("road"), from Late Latin carrāria.
French carrière from Old French racecourse from Old Provençal carriera street from Medieval Latin (via) carrāria (road) for carts feminine of carrārius from Latin carrus a Gallic type of wagon kers- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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