capsizable

capsize

[kap-sahyz, kap-sahyz]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), capsized, capsizing.
to turn bottom up; overturn: The boat capsized. They capsized the boat.

Origin:
1780–90; origin uncertain

capsizable, adjective
noncapsizable, adjective
uncapsizable, adjective
uncapsized, adjective


See upset.


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capsize (kæpˈsaɪz)
 
vb
to overturn accidentally; upset
 
[C18: of uncertain origin]
 
cap'sizal
 
n

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capsize
1788, a nautical word of obscure origin, perhaps (as Skeat suggests) from Sp. capuzar "to sink by the head," from cabo "head."
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