overboard

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adverb over·board \ˈō-vər-ˌbȯrd\

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 in a Sentence

  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 English Language Learners

overboard

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Definition of overboard for English Language Learners

  • : over the side of a ship into the water


OVERBOARD Defined for Kids

overboard

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adverb over·board \ˈō-vər-ˌbȯrd\

Definition of overboard for Students

  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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