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overboard

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adverb over·board \ˈō-vər-ˌbȯrd\

Simple Definition of overboard

  • : over the side of a ship into the water

Full Definition of overboard

  1. 1 :  over the side of a ship or boat into the water

  2. 2 :  to extremes of enthusiasm

  3. 3 :  into discard :  aside

Examples of overboard

  1. He threw the fish overboard.

  2. The boy fell overboard and almost drowned.

  3. One of the sailors fell into the water, and someone shouted Man overboard!.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of overboard

before 12th century



OVERBOARD Defined for Kids

overboard

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adverb over·board \ˈō-vər-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of overboard

  1. 1 :  over the side of a ship into the water <Don't fall overboard!>

  2. 2 :  to extremes of enthusiasm <He went overboard with this party.>




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