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keel over

phrasal verb with keel uk   us   /kiːl/ verb
  • (BOAT)

If a ​boatkeels over, it ​turnsupside down in the ​water: The ​stormraged and they ​struggled to ​stop the ​boat from keeling over.
(Definition of keel over from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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keel over

phrasal verb with keel verb
to ​fall over ​suddenly: After ​running the ​marathon, Jasper keeled over with ​exhaustion.
(Definition of keel over from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “keel over”
in Chinese (Simplified) 人, 突然倒下…
in Turkish alabora olmak, yuvarlanmak, devrilmek…
in Russian падать (в обморок)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人, 突然倒下…
in Polish przewrócić się…
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