capsize

[ kap-sahyz, kap-sahyz ]
/ ˈkæp saɪz, kæpˈsaɪz /

verb (used with or without object), cap·sized, cap·siz·ing.

to turn bottom up; overturn: The boat capsized. They capsized the boat.

Origin of capsize

First recorded in 1780–90; origin uncertain

Related forms

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

capsizal, noun

Word Origin for capsize

C18: of uncertain origin
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