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verb as in overturn

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At the apex of each leap, the whales barrel-roll, or capsize backward.

Lacking power, the ship was driven shoreward toward rocks, rolling and pitching so uncontrollably it nearly capsized.

One is tilted sideways and sinking like a capsized ship, while “Benefits of Isolation” is a prisonlike tower that looks like a model of a relic from a vanished civilization.

NBC 7 reports that the County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the names of the three people who died Sunday after a “severely overcrowded” boat capsized in the waters off Point Loma.

They looked like toy ships on uncertain seas—heaving starboard, falling portside, too much in the bow, sinking in the stern—but they didn’t capsize.

Q: Trying to overthrow the Constitution and deliberately capsize the U.S. economy?

Men may refuse the challenge of trying to right a ship on the verge of capsize, preferring to wait for an easier test.

I am grieved to say that Mr. Billings remarked, "Let's go aboard the blank, and capsize the whole blank trunk."

The pace became so hot that a small obstacle would capsize the sledge, causing it to roll over and over down the slope.

Now all hung by a hair, we could not manage the boat and it must inevitably capsize and be swamped under this foaming crest.

Kiv-i-ung, who had never abused the boy, had gone out with the rest, but his kayak did not capsize.

He was a good swimmer, but he knew well that were his canoe to capsize he could not hope to survive long in these cold waters.


On this page you'll find 25 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to capsize, such as: invert, roll, upset, keel over, tip over, and turn over.

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