[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.

1780–90; origin uncertain

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

See upset.

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World English Dictionary
capsize (kæpˈsaɪz)
to overturn accidentally; upset
[C18: of uncertain origin]

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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
On the other hand several small waves in quick succession can overturn, or capsize, the boat.
If he was in a good mood, he would capsize and roll up for them.
If noise had gravity, the stadium would capsize in a second.
Kneel while going through rapids, you will be less likely to capsize.
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