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Definition of capsize verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

capsize

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kæpˈsaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæpsaɪz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they capsize
BrE BrE//kæpˈsaɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæpsaɪz//
 
he / she / it capsizes
BrE BrE//kæpˈsaɪzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæpsaɪzɪz//
 
past simple capsized
BrE BrE//kæpˈsaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæpsaɪzd//
 
past participle capsized
BrE BrE//kæpˈsaɪzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæpsaɪzd//
 
-ing form capsizing
BrE BrE//kæpˈsaɪzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæpsaɪzɪŋ//
 
Travelling by boat or ship
 
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[intransitive, transitive] capsize (something) if a boat capsizes or something capsizes it, it turns over in the water The boat capsized and sank. Wind pressure on the huge rotors could capsize the ship. See related entries: Travelling by boat or ship Word Origin late 18th cent.: perhaps based on Spanish capuzar ‘sink (a ship) by the head’, from cabo ‘head’ + chapuzar ‘to dive or duck’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: capsize