Capsize Cap*size", v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Capsized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Capsizing}.] [Cf. Sp. cabecear to nod, pitch, capuzar, chapuzar, to sink (a vessel) by the head; both fr. L. caput head.] To upset or overturn, as a vessel or other body. [1913 Webster]

But what if carrying sail capsize the boat? --Byron. [1913 Webster]

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  • Capsize — Cap size , n. An upset or overturn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • capsize — ► VERB ▪ (of a boat) be overturned in the water. ORIGIN perhaps from Spanish capuzar sink (a ship) by the head …   English terms dictionary

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  • Capsize — The common definition for capsized refers to when a boat or ship is tipped over until disabled. The act of reversing a capsized vessel is called righting.If a capsized vessel has sufficient flotation to prevent sinking, it may recover on its own… …   Wikipedia

  • capsize — UK [kæpˈsaɪz] / US [ˈkæpˌsaɪz] / US [kæpˈsaɪz] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms capsize : present tense I/you/we/they capsize he/she/it capsizes present participle capsizing past tense capsized past participle capsized if you capsize a… …   English dictionary

  • capsize — verb (capsized; capsizing) Etymology: perhaps from Spanish capuzar or Catalan cabussar to thrust (the head) underwater Date: 1778 transitive verb to cause to overturn < capsize a canoe > intransitive verb to …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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