- To overturn or tip over; to cause (a boat or ship) to turn over and become filled with water.
- To cause to fail or collapse; to bring to ruin.
From capsize (noun), from cap ("head") + -size, from the notion of turning upside down.
- The boat capsized in the rough seas, throwing the passengers into the water.
- The small raft capsized in the fast-moving river.
- The company's poor management decisions capsized the once-thriving business.
- The sudden loss of funding capsized the project before it could be completed.
- The scandal capsized the politician's career, leading to his resignation.