Definition of keel overinformal
- He just keeled over and died from a heart attack.
- I almost keeled over with/in laughter.
: to fall in or as if in a faint
: to heel or lean precariously
: the chief structural member of a boat or ship that extends longitudinally along the center of its bottom and that often projects from the bottom
: a projection suggesting the keel of a boat or ship
: a flat-bottomed barge used especially on the Tyne to carry coal
: red ocher
: across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space
: forward beyond an edge or brink and often down
: across the brim
used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another
used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person
used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference
: upper, higher
: outer, covering
: to leap over
: so as to exceed or surpass
: to an excessive degree
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