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Definition of overboard adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

overboard

 adverb
adverb
NAmE//ˈoʊvərˌbɔrd//
 
 
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  • over the side of a boat or a ship into the water to fall/jump overboard Huge waves washed him overboard.
  • Idioms
    go overboard (informal)
     
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    to be too excited or enthusiastic about something or about doing something Don't go overboard on fitness.
    throw somebody/something overboard
     
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    to get rid of someone or something that you think is useless He threw all his old friends overboard once he was promoted.
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: overboard