from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To overturn or cause to overturn: The boat capsized; I capsized the canoe.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To overturn.
- v. To cause (a ship) to overturn.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. To upset or overturn, as a vessel or other body.
- n. An upset or overturn.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To turn over or upset: as, take care that the boat does not capsize.
- To upset; overturn (a boat or vessel).
- To move (a hogshead or other vessel) forward by turning it alternately on the heads.
- n. An upset; an overturn.
- See the extract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. overturn accidentally
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Attested since 1788 CE. Origin unknown. Possibly related to Spanish capuzar ("to sink by the head"). (Wiktionary)