To throw overboard
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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  • To go overboard — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To throw over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • throw overboard — verb 1. throw from a boat • Syn: ↑deep six • Hypernyms: ↑throw • Verb Frames: Somebody s something Somebody s somebody 2. lose (s …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To boil over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To come it over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To give over — Over O ver, adv. 1. From one side to another; from side to side; across; crosswise; as, a board, or a tree, a foot over, i. e., a foot in diameter. [1913 Webster] 2. From one person or place to another regarded as on the opposite side of a space… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overboard — [ō′vər bôrd΄] adv. [ME ouer borde < OE ofor bord: see OVER & BOARD] 1. over a ship s side 2. from a ship into the water ☆ go overboard Informal to go to extremes; esp., to be wildly enthusiastic throw overboard to discard …   English World dictionary

  • throw — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Throw is used before these nouns: ↑cushion, ↑pillow Throw is used after these nouns: ↑judo {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ angrily ▪ carelessly …   Collocations dictionary

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