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overboard

adverb over·board \ˈō-vər-ˌbrd\

: over the side of a ship into the water

Full Definition of OVERBOARD

1
:  over the side of a ship or boat into the water
2
:  to extremes of enthusiasm
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!.

First Known Use of OVERBOARD

before 12th century
OVERBOARD Defined for Kids

overboard

adverb over·board \ˈō-vər-ˌbrd\

Definition of OVERBOARD for Kids

1
:  over the side of a ship into the water <Don't fall overboard!>
2
:  to extremes of enthusiasm <He went overboard with this party.>

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