Definition of Capsize

1. Verb. Overturn accidentally. "Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!"

Exact synonyms: Turn Turtle, Turtle
Generic synonyms: Overturn, Tip Over, Tump Over, Turn Over



Definition of Capsize

1. v. t. & i. To upset or overturn, as a vessel or other body.

2. n. An upset or overturn.

Definition of Capsize

1. Verb. (intransitive nautical) To overturn. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive nautical) To cause (a ship) to overturn. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Capsize

1. to overturn [v -SIZED, -SIZING, -SIZES] - See also: overturn

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capsize

capsheaf
capsicin
capsicine
capsicins
capsicol
capsicum
capsicum pepper plant
capsicum spray
capsicums
capsid
capsidal
capsids
capsizable
capsizal
capsizals
capsize (current term)
capsized
capsizer
capsizers
capsizes
capsizing
capsizings
capslock
capslocks
capsomer
capsomere
capsomeres
capsomers
capsorubin
capsquare

Literary usage of Capsize

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1. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"Cf. /uft, to turn over, to capsize ... to capsize ; aka-tauri, to change; to counterfeit; aka- touri, ..."

2. A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition Down the by Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1908)
"... The First Rapid—Horseshoe and Kingfisher Canyons—A Rough Entrance into Red Canyon—capsize of the Nell—The Grave of a Bold Navigator—Discovery of a White ..."

3. Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa, with Accounts of the by Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (1868)
"They capsize Boats.—Peaceable if not attacked.—Voice.—Combative.—Adventures with Hippopotami. DURING a somewhat protracted stay at the Gaboon, ..."

4. The Romance of the Colorado River: The Story of Its Discovery in 1540, with by Frederick Samuel Dellenbaugh (1902)
"... the Colorado—Green River City—Red Canyon and a capsize—The Grave of Hook—The Gate of Lodore—Cliff of the Harp— Triplet Falls and Hell's Half-Mile—A Rest ..."

5. Reindeer, Dogs, and Snow-shoes: A Journal of Siberian Travel and by Richard James Bush (1871)
"capsize. — My flying Driver. — A glorious Ride.— Reindeer Speed.—Reach the Station. ... capsize ..."

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