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keel over

verb uk phrasal verb with keel   /kiːl/ us  

(PERSON)

to fall over suddenly: He finished the bottle, stood up to leave, and keeled over.

(BOAT)

If a boat keels over, it turns upside down in the water: The storm raged and they struggled to stop the boat from keeling over.
Translations of “keel over”
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 突然倒下…
in Russian падать (в обморок)…
in Turkish alabora olmak, yuvarlanmak, devrilmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 突然倒下…
in Polish przewrócić się…
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