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Phrasal Verbs

keel over

This page is about the phrasal verb keel over


If somebody keels over, they fall to the floor, usually because of illness or loss of consciousness.



For example

  • keel over Our professor was giving a lecture when he suddenly keeled over and slumped to the floor.

  • keel over When the captain of the team keeled over, her team-mates ran over to see what was wrong.

Quick Quiz

The president keeled over while he was

a. lying in bed

b. giving a speech

c. having a heart operation

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