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ˈkæp saɪz, kæpˈsaɪzcap·size
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capsize, turtle, turn turtleverb
"Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!"
To cause (a ship) to overturn.
Etymology: Attested since 1788. Origin unknown. Possibly related to capuzar.
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.
to upset or overturn, as a vessel or other body
an upset or overturn
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
kap-sīz′, v.t. to upset.—v.i. to be upset. [Ety. dub.; Prof. Skeat suggests Sp. cabezar, to nod, pitch.]
The numerical value of capsize in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of capsize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of capsize in a Sentence
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.
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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- прекатурвам се, прекатурвам, преобръщам, преобръщам сеBulgarian
- sotsobrarCatalan, Valencian
- kentern, zum Kentern bringenGerman
- volcar, zozobrarSpanish
- kaataa, kaatuaFinnish
- cuir thairisScottish Gaelic
- नाव को उलटनाHindi
- felfordít, felborít, felborul, felfordulHungarian
- rovesciarsi, capovolgere, ribaltarsi, capovolgersi, ribaltareItalian
- 転覆, 覆るJapanese
- kollsegleNorwegian Nynorsk
- опрокидывать, переворачиваться, опрокинуться, перевернуть, переворачивать, перевернуться, опрокидыватьсяRussian
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