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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 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.
Besides, the wind was freshening, constantly, and each of us had his hands full to avoid capsizing.
Sad to know about capsizing of a boat carrying school children of K L Ponda High School, Dahanu at Dahanu Parnaka Beach.
THATTA -- The people living in coastal areas are facing many problems because of the poor managements of the administrations and its example was shown during the capsizing of a boat.
The Italian navy took pictures of that capsizing even as it rushed to rescue all those thrown into the sea from the vessel.
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.