Capsize (verb)

  1. To overturn or tip over; to cause (a boat or ship) to turn over and become filled with water.
  2. To cause to fail or collapse; to bring to ruin.


From capsize (noun), from cap ("head") + -size, from the notion of turning upside down.


  1. The boat capsized in the rough seas, throwing the passengers into the water.
  2. The small raft capsized in the fast-moving river.
  3. The company's poor management decisions capsized the once-thriving business.
  4. The sudden loss of funding capsized the project before it could be completed.
  5. The scandal capsized the politician's career, leading to his resignation.
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