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
From the thousands of bottles thrown overboard in the 69-year experiment, only 662 had ever been reported to be found.
Judging from the coordinates on the paper, the bottle was tossed overboard nearly 600 miles away, somewhere west of South America.
If one person goes overboard, there is a second to steer the boat, and another to help the sailor back in.
Allure has recommended reducing the size and redness of a blemish with Visine in the past, but cosmetic chemist Randy Schueller has warned against going overboard with the eye drops.
The illustrious boat shoe has been gracing the feet of preppies everywhere since Paul Sperry created it in 1935 after slipping on the deck of his boat one night and falling overboard.
He’s given a rude awakening when two bored boys on a transatlantic liner wrest him from Abilene and toss him overboard — the start of 297 days at the bottom of the sea.
The boat struck something under the water and the couple ended up grabbing their dog and jumping overboard with only a few clothes, some important papers and food and toys for Remy.
If Edgemoor goes overboard, some council members think the city could immediately take up negotiations with runner-up bidder AECOM, which has teamed up with local engineering firm Burns & McDonnell.
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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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