Definitions

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  • v. Of a vessel: to roll so far on its side that it cannot recover; to capsize.
  • v. To collapse in a faint; to black out; to die.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To drop down in a faint, or as if dead; to die.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. turn over and fall

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Examples

  • The point was that men on both sides of Artie's family had a tendency to keel over before they got old.

    Lunatics

  • Several looked like they were ready to keel over and perform an Olympic face-plant.

    Paradise General

  • "Dearest," he said, "don't slip that on your finger; put your arms around my neck and promise me, all at once and abruptly, or I'll keel over and die of sheer joy."

    A Girl of the Limberlost

  • ‘If I came up in that wretched glass box of yours without turning a hair, I’m hardly going to keel over now!

    Mistress for a Weekend

  • "We don't," Carson said, glaring at Bult's pony, which looked like it was getting ready to keel over again.

    Futures Imperfect

  • Reverend Teaks would lay his hands on someone in the crowd to heal them and they would keel over with a heart attack instead.

    What Would Emma Do?

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