An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (nautical)
a. volcarse
The yacht capsized in heavy seas.El yate se volcó en el mar agitado.
b. dar una vuelta de campana
I learned what to do if the canoe capsizes.Aprendí qué hay que hacer si la canoa da una vuelta de campana.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (nautical)
a. volcar
The river current was so strong it capsized the launch.La corriente del río estaba tan fuerte que volcó la lancha.
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capsize [kæpˈsaɪz]
transitive verb
volcar; (Náut) hacer zozobrar; tumbar;
intransitive verb
volcarse; dar una vuelta de campana; (Náut) zozobrar;
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