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Keel over


Hi, fellows!

I know the meaning of keel over, in fact, but can a person keel OVER something? For instance, can I say, ...

'he keeled over the railing'

Like, someone fell backward over some railing. Or would that be false. If it is, could you guys give me some other examples?
Thanks, in advance.
Sincerely, D.G.

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Best Answer - Chosen by the Asker
    No, "keel over" is a phrasal verb, and intransitive. The idea is of a boat capsizing.

    If there is an object, you'd use "trip over X" or "fall over X".

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