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Definitions for capsize
ˈkæp saɪz, kæpˈsaɪzcap·size

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capsize, turtle, turn turtleverb

    overturn accidentally

    "Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!"

Wiktionary

  1. capsizeverb

    To overturn.

  2. capsizeverb

    To cause (a ship) to overturn.

  3. Etymology: Attested since 1788. Origin unknown. Possibly related to capuzar.

Wikipedia

  1. capsize

    Capsizing or keeling over occurs when a boat or ship is rolled on its side or further by wave action, instability or wind force beyond the angle of positive static stability or it is upside down in the water. The act of recovering a vessel from a capsize is called righting. Capsize may result from broaching, knockdown, loss of stability due to cargo shifting or flooding, or in high speed boats, from turning too fast. If a capsized vessel has enough flotation to prevent sinking, it may recover on its own in changing conditions or through mechanical work if it is not stable inverted. Vessels of this design are called self-righting.

ChatGPT

  1. capsize

    Capsize refers to the overturning of a boat or ship in water, causing it to be upside down or tilted on its side. It's a highly dangerous occurrence, often leading to loss of cargo, damage to the vessel, or potentially, loss of life.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Capsize

    to upset or overturn, as a vessel or other body

  2. Capsizenoun

    an upset or overturn

  3. Etymology: [Cf. Sp. cabecear to nod, pitch, capuzar, chapuzar, to sink (a vessel) by the head; both fr. L. caput head.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Capsize

    kap-sīz′, v.t. to upset.—v.i. to be upset. [Ety. dub.; Prof. Skeat suggests Sp. cabezar, to nod, pitch.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of capsize in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of capsize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of capsize in a Sentence

  1. Ronan Lucas:

    Falling asleep it's really hard, a boat like that could capsize in a few seconds, as we all know. The average speed is something like 30 knots or whatever.

  2. Natalie Elphike:

    This was an entirely foreseeable tragedy that sooner or later one of these boats would capsize and people would die, people are safe in France, and the best way to keep people safe is to keep them on shore, not in the hands of people smugglers in the middle of the Channel.

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