wash overboard

Definition of wash overboard

  1. :  to knock (someone or something) off a boat and into the water A sailor was washed overboard during the storm.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cleanse by or as if by the action of liquid (as water)

    :  to remove (as dirt) by rubbing or drenching with liquid

    :  to cleanse (fur) by licking or by rubbing with a paw moistened with saliva

  1. :  a piece of ground washed by the sea or river

    :  bog, marsh

    :  a shallow body of water

  1. :  involving essentially simultaneous purchase and sale of the same security

    :  washable

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

    :  to extremes of enthusiasm

    :  into discard :  aside

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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