Capsize Cap*size", v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Capsized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Capsizing}.] [Cf. Sp. cabecear to nod, pitch, capuzar, chapuzar, to sink (a vessel) by the head; both fr. L. caput head.] To upset or overturn, as a vessel or other body. [1913 Webster]

But what if carrying sail capsize the boat? --Byron. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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