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 (kăp′sīz′, kăp-sīz′)
intr. & tr.v. cap·sized, cap·siz·ing, cap·siz·es
To overturn or cause to overturn: The boat capsized; I capsized the canoe.

[Perhaps from Spanish capuzar, to load a ship so that its bow sinks (perhaps alteration of chapuzar, to duck, push underwater, from Vulgar Latin *subputeāre : Latin sub-, sub- + puteus, well; see pit1), or from Spanish cabezar, to pitch (from cabeza, head, from Vulgar Latin *capitia, from Latin caput, capit-; see cape2).]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.capsizing - (nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the watercapsizing - (nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
wreck, shipwreck - an accident that destroys a ship at sea
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It's almost enough to make one think, if one didn't know better,' said Alderman Cute, 'that at times some motion of a capsizing nature was going on in things, which affected the general economy of the social fabric.
There was no time for a second shot, for the Mary, dropping the tomahawk, holding her child in both her hands and plunging to the rail, was in the air and overboard, her fall capsizing the canoe which chanced to be beneath her.
It was a dug-out, as ancient and dilapidated as its owner, and, in order to get into it without capsizing, Daughtry wet one leg to the ankle and the other leg to the knee.
Coast guard officers said that the exact cause of the capsizing was still unknown, and that weather conditions at the time of the incident weren't really bad.
Boat capsizing takes place often in India, especially during the monsoon season when many rivers become swollen or flooding due to heavy rains.
Boat capsizing incident takes place from time to time in India.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov extended condolences to President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid over a ferry capsizing that left more than 20 people dead, the press service of the Turkmen President reported.
In four different tests, the rescue vessel righted itself to its normal position within a few seconds of capsizing.
MALTA'S prime minister said 27 people are confirmed dead after the capsizing of a migrant ship off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa.
The capsizing occurred some 65 miles south east of Lampedusa, but in waters where Malta has search and rescue responsibilities.
Ms Armstrong also described how she had clung to the hand of Mr Hyett - one of two men to die in the capsizing - before he had disappeared in to the cold Atlantic water.