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  • v. Present participle of capsize.
  • n. An overturning of a boat etc.

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  • n. (nautical) the event of a boat accidentally turning over in the water


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  • Constantly keeping track of weather reports, water and clouds can protect you from the possibility of rough water conditions and perhaps even capsizing, which is never a good thing for fishermen.

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  • When they did manage to think, they went over the side in a rush, capsizing the canoes of course.


  • A roar of laughter from the passengers greeted the capsizing of the fox-terrier and the good-natured gravity of Michael.


  • On one swift bend, around which poured a healthy young rapid, they lost two hours, making a score of attempts and capsizing twice.


  • 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.


  • The children ran down the beach in advance of her, and as the man in the bidarka drew closer, nearly capsizing with one of his ill-directed strokes, the women followed.


  • Our nation and its economy are capsizing beneath their weight.

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  • And as I charge down this toboggan run at frightening speeds, at the edge of capsizing on the sharp curves, feeling the torque and rattle in my bones, my heart feathering through my breast, it occurs to me that this is a modern example of Baillie's sublime.

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  • Without another word, he draped his legs over the side and then slipped into the water, nearly capsizing their boat in the process.

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  • While Carnival declined to comment on how the capsizing news would affect bookings, spokesman Vance Gulliksen said based on the cruise industry's "excellent safety record overall, consumers are continuing to book cruise vacations and demonstrate confidence in our industry."

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