Overboard O"ver*board`, adv. Over the side of a ship; hence, from on board of a ship, into the water; as, to fall overboard. [1913 Webster]

{To throw overboard}, to discard; to abandon, as a dependent or friend.

{To go overboard}, to go to an extreme; to overdo; as, he went overboard at the buffet and got an upset stomach. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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