from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adverb Over or as if over the side of a boat or ship.
- idiom (go overboard) To go to extremes, especially as a result of enthusiasm.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Over the side of a ship, usually into the water; out of or from on board a ship: as, to fall overboard.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb Over the side of a ship; hence, from on board of a ship, into the water.
- adverb to discard; to abandon, as a dependent or friend.
- adverb to go to an extreme; to overdo.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective excessive; too much
- adverb over the
edge; especially, off or outside of a boat
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adverb to extremes
- adverb from on board a vessel into the water
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The idea that we can stabilize the housing market by tossing all these innocent victims overboard is simply insane.
In The Island of Dr. Moreau, which is based on a novella by H.G. Wells, Braddock (Michael York) is a decent young Englishman who has unaccountably been saved from being thrown overboard from a ship sailing in a remote area of the Pacific by the mysterious Dr. Montgomery (Nigel Davenport).
Libertarians ought to throw Epstein overboard — and then get started fixing the moral monstrosity that advocates like Epstein embrace.
In the swirling confusion, Thurlow was then knocked overboard from the wrecked launch.
Apprentice Bryant L. Davis, 20, of Chicago, Ill. ... declared deceased after falling overboard from the USS Kitty Hawk on Nov. 7.
Bolles, 43, since he fell overboard from a rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) 4 a.m.,
When it doesn't work it's the called overboard and when it does work it's in perfect taste.
SYNOPSIS: SP5 Echol Coalston was lost overboard from the fantail of USNS
Sansone was seen to fall overboard from the outboard hatch of a 5 /38-gun mount.
SYNOPSIS: Seaman Apprentice (E-2) Doug Hegdahl, USN who fell overboard from the USS Canberra during ship maneuvres in the Gulf of Tonkin.