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capsize

[ kap-sahyz, kap-sahyz ]
/ ˈkæp saɪz, kæpˈsaɪz /
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verb (used with or without object), cap·sized, cap·siz·ing.

to turn bottom up; overturn: The ferry capsized and sank in minutes.With a strong kick he capsized the stool.
to upset or collapse: Their marriage almost capsized when they lost their only child.He has a secret that could capsize his career.

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Origin of capsize

First recorded in 1780–90; origin uncertain

synonym study for capsize

See upset.

OTHER WORDS FROM capsize

cap·siz·a·ble, adjectivenon·cap·siz·a·ble, adjectiveun·cap·siz·a·ble, adjectiveun·cap·sized, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for capsize

capsize
/ (kæpˈsaɪz) /

verb

to overturn accidentally; upset

Derived forms of capsize

capsizal, noun

Word Origin for capsize

C18: of uncertain origin
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