Examples of overboard in a Sentence
He threw the fish overboard.
The boy fell overboard and almost drowned.
One of the sailors fell into the water, and someone shouted “Man overboard!”.
Recent Examples of overboard from the Web
Currently, the law prohibits passengers from riding on certain areas of the boat unless there are adequate guards or railing to prevent them from being tossed overboard.
Every concert is better with an enthusiastic crowd -- unless, of course, fans go overboard.
Harry Styles has a nice turn as a surly bloke ready to throw a French interloper overboard from a sinking ship—shades of Brexit indeed, though cooler heads prevail and the Frenchman is spared.
Instead of attacking Euron to attempt to save Yara, Theon leapt overboard, fleeing the battle and leaving his sister for dead.
No longer does the Camry bob disconnectedly over ruffled pavement as if someone unbolted the shocks and threw them overboard.
Hellmann, 41, a Delray Beach real estate agent and mother to a now 1-year-old, presumably fell overboard while at the helm of the couple’s 37-foot catamaran.
But there is still the chance that the mainstream media will go overboard on the story, prompting pushback from the right.
Plan for garbage storage Some fresh, biodegradable foodstuff can be tossed overboard to the fishes.
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First Known Use of overboard
before 12th century
OVERBOARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overboard for English Language Learners
: over the side of a ship into the water
OVERBOARD Defined for Kids
Definition of overboard for Students
- Don't fall overboard!
- He went overboard with this party.
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