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  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Capsize — Cap size , n. An upset or overturn. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 capsize — index upset Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 capsize — 1788, a nautical word of obscure origin, perhaps (as Skeat suggests) from Sp. capuzar to sink by the head, from cabo head. Related: Capsized; capsizing …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 capsize — vb upset, *overturn, overthrow, subvert …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 capsize — [v] overturn invert, keel over, roll, tip over, turn over, turn turtle*, upset; concepts 150,152 …

    New thesaurus

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 capsize — [kap′sīz΄, kap sīz′] vt., vi. capsized, capsizing [18th c. naut. slang; ? altered (infl. by dial. cap, to overtop + side) < Sp cabezar, lit., to sink by the head (< cabo, cabeza, head)] to overturn or upset: said esp. of a boat SYN. UPSET …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 capsize — verb Capsize is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑boat, ↑raft, ↑ship Capsize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑boat …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 capsize — cap|size [kæpˈsaız US ˈkæpsaız] v [I and T] [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: Perhaps from Spanish capuzar to sink a ship front end first , from cabo head + chapuzar to dive ] if a boat capsizes, or if you capsize it, it turns over in the water …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 capsize — cap|size [ kæp,saız, kæp saız ] verb intransitive or transitive if you capsize a boat or if it capsizes, it turns upside down or onto its side in the water …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 capsize — [[t]kæpsa͟ɪz, AM kæ̱psaɪz[/t]] capsizes, capsizing, capsized V ERG If you capsize a boat or if it capsizes, it turns upside down in the water. The sea got very rough and the boat capsized... [V n] I didn t count on his capsizing the raft. Syn:… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 capsize v — I was going to go sailing and went shopping for a hat but started to reconsider when they gave me a stern look and asked for my capsize …

    English expressions

  • 17 capsize — verb (I, T) if a boat capsizes or if you capsize it, it turns over in the water …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 capsize — capsizable, adj. /kap suyz, kap suyz /, v.i., v.t. capsized, capsizing. to turn bottom up; overturn: The boat capsized. They capsized the boat. [1780 90; orig. uncert.] Syn. See upset. Ant. right. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 19 capsize — verb a) To overturn. b) To cause (a ship) to overturn. Syn: keel over, turn turtle See Also: capsized, capsizer …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 capsize — Synonyms and related words: be lost, careen, come a cropper, culbuter, fall, fall down, fall flat, fall headlong, fall over, fall prostrate, flounder, founder, get a cropper, go down, invert, keel, keel over, list, lurch, overset, overthrow,… …

    Moby Thesaurus