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capsize

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verb cap·size \ˈkap-ˌsīz, kap-ˈ\

Simple Definition of capsize

  • of a boat : to turn over : to turn so that the bottom is on top

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of capsize

capsized

capsizing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cause to overturn <capsize a canoe>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to become upset or overturned :  turn over <the canoe capsized>

capsize

noun

Examples of capsize in a sentence

  1. They were fooling around and accidentally capsized the canoe.

  2. <a huge wave out of nowhere caused our little sailboat to capsize>



Origin and Etymology of capsize

perhaps from Spanish capuzar or Catalan cabussar to thrust (the head) underwater


First Known Use: 1778

Rhymes with capsize

abscise, advise, apprise, apprize, arise, assize, baptize, bite-size, breadthwise, chastise, clockwise, coastwise, cognize, comprise, crabwise, crack wise, crosswise, demise, despise, devise, disguise, disprize, door prize, downsize, earthrise, edgewise, emprise, endwise, excise, fanwise, franchise, full-size, grecize, high-rise, incise, king-size, leastwise, lengthwise, Levi's, life-size, likewise, low-rise, man-size, mid-rise, midsize, misprize, moonrise, nowise, outsize, piecewise, pint-size, premise, quantize, queen-size, remise, reprise, revise, rightsize, slantwise, streetwise, stylize, suffice, sunrise, surmise, surprise, trim size, twin-size, unwise, uprise


CAPSIZE Defined for Kids

capsize

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verb cap·size \ˈkap-ˌsīz\

Definition of capsize for Students

capsized

capsizing

  1. :  to turn over :  upset <Sit down or you'll capsize the canoe.>





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