career


career
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noun
1 series of jobs that a person has
ADJECTIVE
long
brief, short
brilliant, distinguished, glittering (esp. BrE), illustrious, stellar (esp. AmE), storied (AmE), successful

He had a distinguished career as a diplomat.

promising
lucrative
prolific

She had a long and prolific career as a director.

rewarding
flagging (esp. BrE)

The movie revived his flagging career.

chosen

She achieved a lot in her chosen career.

academic, diplomatic, journalistic, literary, medical, military, political, teaching, writing
coaching (esp. AmE), playing, pro (informal, esp. AmE), professional, sporting
basketball, football, gymnastics, etc.
acting, film (esp. BrE), Hollywood, movie (esp. AmE), musical, recording, singing, stage

the album that launched his recording career

solo

All four band members went on to have successful solo careers.

VERB + CAREER
build, carve, carve out, forge, have, make, pursue

He made a good career for himself in football.

She pursued a successful career in medicine.

begin, choose, embark on, launch, start, start out on

young actors just starting out on their careers

devote to sth, spend

She has spent her entire career in education.

advance, boost, further, jump-start
abandon, give up
jeopardize, risk
cut short, derail, end, finish, ruin, wreck

a car crash which wrecked his career

resume
rejuvenate, resurrect, revitalize, revive
change
CAREER + VERB
last sth, span sth

Her stage career spans sixty years.

begin, start, take off
be over, end
CAREER + NOUN
break

a career break to have children

advancement, development, ladder, path, progression

a move higher up the career ladder

change, choice, move

a smart career move

opportunities, prospects, structure (esp. BrE)

The profession has no clear career structure.

high, highlight (both AmE)

His performance as Al in the movie was a career high.

earnings (esp. AmE)

the first golfer to surpass $2 million in career earnings

civil servant (esp. BrE), diplomat, soldier
girl (old-fashioned), woman
counselor (AmE)
counseling (AmE)
careers advice, careers guidance, careers information (all BrE)
careers adviser, careers officer (both BrE)
careers service (BrE)
PREPOSITION
during sb's career, throughout sb's career

She won many awards during her acting career.

career in

a career in computers

career with

a brilliant career with the San Francisco Ballet

PHRASES
the height of your career, the peak of your career

She was at the peak of her career when she injured herself.

a change of career
2 period of your life spent working/doing sth
ADJECTIVE
chequered/checkered, colourful/colorful, turbulent, varied

He has had a somewhat chequered/checkered career.

college (esp. AmE), school, working

She started her working career as a waitress.

VERB + CAREER
have
start
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verb
ADVERB
wildly

A sudden gust caught her hat and sent it careering wildly down the road.

around

children careering around the playground

PREPOSITION
down, into, off, through

The bus careered off the road and hit a tree.


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