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
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
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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