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Definition of "capsize" [cap•size]

  • To overturn or cause to overturn: The boat capsized; I capsized the canoe. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "capsize" in a sentence
  • "The term "capsize" only means that the ship has turned over from its normal upright position."
  • "We were careened at a dangerous angle when I awoke and in my reduced condition it was not difficult to imagine that a capsize was to be the result."
  • "Rep. Hank Johnson, a Georgia Democrat, his bizarre question about the island of Guam possibly tipping over-he used the word "capsize" - if additional troops were stationed there became a It's no April Fools 'Day joke: the 55-year-old congressman and member of the House Democratic leadership told a naval officer who was testifying on March 25 that: "My fear is that the whole island will become so overly populated that it will tip over and capsize.""