overboard

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[o·ver·board]

You can only fall overboard if you're on a boat. If you fall overboard, don't forget your life vest!

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Over the side of a ship; hence, from on board of a ship, into the water; as, to fall overboard.

Adverb
from on board a vessel into the water; "they dropped their garbage overboard"

Adverb
to extremes; "he went overboard to please his in-laws"


adv.
Over the side of a ship; hence, from on board of a ship, into the water; as, to fall 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. To throw overboard, to discard; to abandon, as a dependent or friend.

Over the side of a ship; hence, from on board of a ship, into the water; as, to fall overboard.

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Usage Examples

Poverty is uncomfortable but nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim.

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Other Usage Examples

My dad's a beautiful man, but like a lot of Mexican men, or men in general, a lot of men have a problem with the balance of masculinity and femininity - intuition and compassion and tenderness - and get overboard with the macho thing. It took him a while to become more, I would say, conscious, evolved.

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