capsize

verb
cap·​size | \ ˈkap-ˌsīz How to pronounce capsize (audio) , kap-ˈsīz \
capsized; capsizing

Definition of capsize

transitive verb

: to cause to overturn capsize a canoe

intransitive verb

: to become upset or overturned : turn over the canoe capsized

Other Words from capsize

capsize noun

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Examples of capsize in a Sentence

They were fooling around and accidentally capsized the canoe. a huge wave out of nowhere caused our little sailboat to capsize
Recent Examples on the Web Authorities are investigating what caused the boat to capsize -- including whether it was overloaded. Meredith Deliso, ABC News, 13 July 2022 The boat was being operated by an experienced skipper and did not capsize, according to the company. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, 27 May 2022 But Mrs Haverhill’s insistence that Roth employ her wayward great-niece Maya as an apprentice unexpectedly sends his life into chaos as dark secrets from his past emerge and threaten to capsize all who live and work at Gracewood Gardens. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 18 May 2022 But Mrs Haverhill’s insistence that Roth employ her wayward great-niece Maya as an apprentice unexpectedly sends his life into chaos as dark secrets from his past emerge and threaten to capsize all who live and work at Gracewood Gardens. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 18 May 2022 But Mrs Haverhill’s insistence that Roth employ her wayward great-niece Maya as an apprentice unexpectedly sends his life into chaos as dark secrets from his past emerge and threaten to capsize all who live and work at Gracewood Gardens. K.j. Yossman, Variety, 4 Feb. 2022 Boats regularly crash or capsize during these races, like earlier this week during practice runs, but competitors avoided major accidents Saturday. Roland Li, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Mar. 2022 The boat listed to one side but did not capsize, and 158 of the migrants swam and waded through choppy waters to the shore, CBP said. Washington Post, 7 Mar. 2022 Danny Masterson lost a major bid to capsize his criminal rape case Tuesday when a judge rejected the actor’s claims that his civil rights were violated at his probable cause hearing nine months ago. Nancy Dillon, Rolling Stone, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of capsize

1778, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for capsize

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

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The first known use of capsize was in 1778

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24 Jul 2022

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“Capsize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/capsize. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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capsize

verb
cap·​size | \ ˈkap-ˌsīz How to pronounce capsize (audio) \
capsized; capsizing

Kids Definition of capsize

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

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