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capsize

[kap-sahyz, kap-sahyz] /ˈkæp saɪz, kæpˈsaɪz/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), capsized, capsizing.
1.
to turn bottom up; overturn:
The boat capsized. They capsized the boat.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; origin uncertain
Related forms
capsizable, adjective
noncapsizable, adjective
uncapsizable, adjective
uncapsized, adjective
Synonyms
See upset.
Antonyms
right.
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British Dictionary definitions for uncapsized

capsize

/kæpˈsaɪz/
verb
1.
to overturn accidentally; upset
Derived Forms
capsizal, noun
Word Origin
C18: of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for uncapsized

capsize

v.

1780 (transitive); 1792 (intransitive), a nautical word of obscure origin, perhaps (as Skeat suggests) from Spanish capuzar "to sink by the head," from cabo "head," from Latin caput (see capitulum). For sense, cf. French chavirer "to capsize, upset," faire capot "capsize;" Provençal cap virar "to turn the head." Related: Capsized; capsizing.

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