keel over

Definition of keel over

informal
:to fall down suddenly
  • He just keeled over and died from a heart attack.
  • I almost keeled over with/in laughter.

Word by Word Definitions

keel play
  1. : to fall in or as if in a faint

  2. : to heel or lean precariously

  1. : 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

  2. : ship

  3. : a projection suggesting the keel of a boat or ship

  1. : a flat-bottomed barge used especially on the Tyne to carry coal

  1. : cool

  1. : red ocher

over play
  1. : across a barrier or intervening (see intervene 4) space

  2. : forward beyond an edge or brink and often down

  3. : across the brim

  1. used as a function word to indicate motion or situation in a position higher than or above another

  2. used as a function word to indicate the possession of authority, power, or jurisdiction in regard to some thing or person

  3. used as a function word to indicate superiority, advantage, or preference

  1. : upper, higher

  2. : outer, covering

  3. : excessive

  1. : to leap over

  1. : so as to exceed or surpass

  2. : excessive

  3. : to an excessive degree


KEEL OVER Defined for Kids

keel over

verb

Definition of keel over for Students

keeled over; keeling over
:to fall suddenly (as in a faint)

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