keel over
keel over keel` o"ver, v. i. To drop down in a faint, or as if dead; to die. [Colloq.] [PJC]

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  • keel over — {v.} 1. To turn upside down; tip over; overturn. Usually refers to a boat. * /The strong wind made the sailboat keel over and the passengers fell into the water./ 2. {informal} To fall over in a faint; taint. * /It was so hot during the assembly… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keel over — {v.} 1. To turn upside down; tip over; overturn. Usually refers to a boat. * /The strong wind made the sailboat keel over and the passengers fell into the water./ 2. {informal} To fall over in a faint; taint. * /It was so hot during the assembly… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keel over — [v] fall, faint black out, capsize, collapse, drop, founder, go down, overturn, pass out, pitch, plunge, slump, swoon, topple, tumble, upset; concepts 152,181 Ant. stand, straighten …   New thesaurus

  • keel over — verb turn over and fall (Freq. 1) the man had a heart attack and keeled over • Hypernyms: ↑tumble, ↑topple • Verb Frames: Something s Somebody s …   Useful english dictionary

  • keel over — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms keel over : present tense I/you/we/they keel over he/she/it keels over present participle keeling over past tense keeled over past participle keeled over 1) informal if a person keels over, they fall,… …   English dictionary

  • keel over — v. (D; intr.) to keel over from (to keel over from the heat) * * * [ kiːl əʊvə] (D; intr.) to keel over from (to keel over from the heat) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • keel over — 1. to fall down suddenly because of illness or weakness. Working outside in this heat, she was afraid someone would keel over. 2. to die suddenly. The old man simply keeled over on the sidewalk from a heart attack, I suppose. Etymology: based on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • keel\ over — v 1. To turn upside down; tip over; overturn. Usually refers to a boat. The strong wind made the sailboat keel over and the passengers fell into the water. 2. informal To fall over in a faint; taint. It was so hot during the assembly program that …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keel over — 1) the boat keeled over Syn: capsize, turn turtle, turn upside down, founder; overturn, turn over, flip (over), tip over 2) the slightest activity made him keel over Syn: collapse, faint, pass out, bl …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • keel over —    to die    The capsizing of a boat, or the figurative fall of a bird from its perch:     He told me he might keel over at any time. (A. Waugh, Private Eye, August 1980) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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