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capsize

[Atlantic; OED, to upset, overturn (esp. on the water) . . . a sailor's expression; but cf. 1811 DVT He capsized He fell out of his chair] v. (of persons) to overturn: 1978 Biggie grab 'im by he lef' ankle an' capsize 'im in d' road (Dupuch 31). (Black)

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Last update: 2010-12-08 02:25
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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