overboard

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  • IPA(key): /ˈəʊvə(ɹ)ˌbɔː(r)d/

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overboard (not comparable)

  1. Outside of a boat, in the water

Adverb[edit]

overboard (comparative more overboard, superlative most overboard)

  1. Over the edge; especially, off or outside of a boat.
    It was their practice to throw the scraps overboard.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      Afore we got to the shanty Colonel Applegate stuck his head out of the door. His temper had been getting raggeder all the time, and the sousing he got when he fell overboard had just about ripped what was left of it to ravellings.
  2. Excessively; too much.
    They really went overboard with the party preparations.

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