capsize

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verb cap·size \ˈkap-ˌsīz, kap-ˈ\

Definition of capsize

capsized

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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


CAPSIZE Defined for English Language Learners

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verb cap·size \ˈkap-ˌsīz, kap-ˈ\

Definition of capsize for English Language Learners

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


CAPSIZE Defined for Kids

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verb cap·size \ˈkap-ˌsīz\

Definition of capsize for Students

capsized

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capsizing

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



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