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

 

keel

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kiːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kiːl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they keel
BrE BrE//kiːl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kiːl//
 
he / she / it keels
BrE BrE//kiːlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kiːlz//
 
past simple keeled
BrE BrE//kiːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kiːld//
 
past participle keeled
BrE BrE//kiːld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kiːld//
 
-ing form keeling
BrE BrE//ˈkiːlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkiːlɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] keel (something) (over) (of a ship or boat) to fall over sideways; to make something fall over sideways synonym capsize Word Origin Middle English: from Old Norse kjǫlr, of Germanic origin. Phrasal Verbskeel over
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