capsize

[ kap-sahyz, kap-sahyz ]SEE DEFINITION OF capsize
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CAPSIZE

The ferry-boat rocked like a sieve and was about to capsize.

When a boat is topheavy or its center of gravity is too high, the boat is liable to capsize.

Suppose the great monster did come up and capsize them—they were ever so far from land.

“Capsize her and let her drift,” said the leader of the party.

Jack helped me in and then I balanced his effort so as not to capsize again.

They pulled towards it, the seas, as they rolled in, threatening to capsize her.

Lower and lower she went, until I thought she was going to capsize.

How is it that it was not ruined in the capsize at Coteau des Cedres?

A few minutes after seven the "Alexander" was seen to capsize and disappear.

But they saved it by skillful, swift handling from a capsize.

WORD ORIGIN

1780 (transitive); 1792 (intransitive), a nautical word of obscure origin, perhaps (as Skeat suggests) from Spanish capuzar "to sink by the head," from cabo "head," from Latin caput (see capitulum). For sense, cf. French chavirer "to capsize, upset," faire capot "capsize;" Provençal cap virar "to turn the head." Related: Capsized; capsizing.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CAPSIZE

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verbreverse; turn upside down
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