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  • (intransitive) (nautical) To overturn.
  • (transitive) (nautical) To cause (a ship) to overturn.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

CAPSIZE. To overturn or reverse. He took his broth till
he capsized; he drank till he fell out of his chair. SEA
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)

Cap*size" (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Capsized (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Capsizing.] [Cf. Sp. cabecear to nod, pitch, capuzar, chapuzar, to sink (a vessel) by the head; both fr. L. caput head.] To upset or overturn, as a vessel or other body.

But what if carrying sail capsize the boat?

Cap"size` (?), n. An upset or overturn.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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