Definition of capsize
: to cause to overturn capsize a canoe
: to become upset or overturned : turn over the canoe capsized
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 of capsize from the Web
Colombia At least 9 people were killed, and more than two dozen still missing, after a tourist ferry capsized in Colombia on Sunday.
Then, four days later in the semifinals, its boat capsized and was damaged in violent winds.
A kayak guide in his first season on the job in Yellowstone National Park has died while trying to rescue a park visitor who capsized on Yellowstone Lake.
The accident happened about 11 a.m. when a canoe capsized on Lake Jane.
Their high wind speeds can capsize boats and injure people by hurling debris onshore.
The Mobile Fire Rescue is actively searching for two people who fell overboard after their boat capsized in the Mobile River Delta on Wednesday afternoon.
A wind storm on Sunday afternoon capsized a boat on Lake Lowell in Canyon County, according to a county press release.
A search is underway for two men whose canoe capsized on the Skykomish River east of Gold Bar on Monday morning.
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Origin and Etymology of capsize
perhaps from Spanish capuzar or Catalan cabussar to thrust (the head) underwater
First Known Use: 1778See Words from the same year
CAPSIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of capsize for English Language Learners
of a boat : to turn over : to turn so that the bottom is on top
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