capsize capsize  /ˈkæp ˌsaɪz/


  • (v) overturn accidentally



  1. It became a story that threatened to capsize Obama's front-running campaign with the speed of a Wall Street bankruptcy.
  2. Though every ship had a 100 A-1 rating at Lloyd's, one or more might vanish, capsize or stagger into port without masts.
  3. In Delhi, India, a snake attempted to board a ferryboat, caused frightened passengers to dash to the other side, the boat to capsize, 50 persons to drown.


  1. Two sailboats capsize on Carter Lake, no injuries reported

    A microburst on Carter Lake caused two sailboats to capsize Sunday afternoon, throwing the seven people on board into the water. There were no injuries, but one of the two boats sank into the lake.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Loveland Reporter-Herald

  2. 'It was horror': Man survives 2 days in air bubble under capsized boat

    WARRI, Nigeria — After two days trapped in freezing cold water and breathing from an air bubble in an upturned tugboat under the ocean, Harrison Okene was sure he was going to die.The ship's cook Okene, 29, was on board a tugboat when it capsized on May 26 due to heavy Atlantic ocean swells about 20 miles off the coast of Nigeria.Of the 12 people on board, divers recovered 10 dead bodies and one ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. America's Cup officials refund bleacher tickets

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- America's Cup officials said Monday they are refunding grandstand tickets for races through the Louis Vuitton Cup semifinals due to the uncertainty of when challenger Artemis Racing will be ready to compete following the deadly capsize of its first boat last month.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "I had a bit of a skid out halfway down that run which wasn't far off a capsize," AINSLIE said. "I still wanted to make sure I beat the Dutch guy because anything can happen."
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Ben Ainslie Source: International Sailing Federation

  2. In his autobiography, Benz wrote: "In those days when our little boat of life threatened to capsize, only one person stood steadfastly by me: My wife. She bravely set new sails of hope."
    on Jul 2, 2006 By: Karl Benz Source: Hagerstown Morning Herald

  3. Mike Golding said, "He's had a scan and is being kept in overnight for a mild concussion but otherwise he's fine and he tells us he's going to take up bowling so I think he's well. It was a very quick capsize, the conditions had been very gusty and...
    on Aug 28, 2009 By: Mike Golding Source: Independent

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