Definition of capsize
- capsize a canoe
- the canoe capsized
They were fooling around and accidentally capsized the canoe.
a huge wave out of nowhere caused our little sailboat to capsize
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First Known Use: 1778See Words from the same year
of a boat : to turn over : to turn so that the bottom is on top
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