capsize

Part of speech: verb

To upset; overturn.

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Usage examples "capsize":

  1. She felt her very blood run acid, causing her to twist, in her acid contempt for the subservience of women, and most of all for that Laetitia's subservience, floated on that ghastly coquetry like a shifting cargo that in the first gale will capsize the ship; she felt her very temples throb, and almost thought they must be heard, in her fierce detestation of all the masculinity of men and most of all- yes, with a flash of eye she could not stay and hoped that he could see- that fatuous Harry's masculinity. - "This Freedom", A. S. M. Hutchinson.
  2. The man who came down to see the boat capsize followed with his hands in his pockets. - "A Republic Without a President and Other Stories", Herbert Ward.
  3. A river canoe is unstable, and to stand on the cargo might capsize her. - "Partners of the Out-Trail", Harold Bindloss.