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.


right.
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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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Example sentences
For the last twenty-four hours the cosmos had really been upside down, but now
  the capsized universe had come right side up again.
But it's one thing to picture the orderly lines of a blueprint, quite another
  to traverse the dark confines of a capsized ship.
Pollard stood at the steering oar, staring at the capsized hulk that had once
  been his formidable command, unable to speak.
Most boats will float even when capsized or swamped, so get in or on the boat
  to get as far out of the water as possible.
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