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o·ver·board

 (ō′vər-bôrd′)
adv.
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.

overboard

(ˈəʊvəˌbɔːd)
adv
1. (Nautical Terms) from on board a vessel into the water
2. go overboard informal
a. to be extremely enthusiastic
b. to go to extremes
3. throw overboard to reject or abandon

o•ver•board

(ˈoʊ vərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

adv.
over the side of a ship or boat, esp. into or in the water.
Idioms:
go overboard, to go to extremes, as in speech, behavior, or dress.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.overboard - to extremes; "he went overboard to please his in-laws"
2.overboard - from on board a vessel into the water; "they dropped their garbage overboard"

overboard

adverb
go overboard go too far, go mad, go over the top He doesn't drink often, but when he does, he tends to go a bit overboard.
throw something or someone overboard give up, abandon, relinquish, surrender, renounce, waive, say goodbye to, forsake, cede, cast off, kiss (something) goodbye, lay aside They had thrown their neutrality overboard in the crisis.
Translations
مِنَ السَّفينَه إلى البَحْر
hajóból ki
útbyrîis, fyrir borî
už borto
pār bortu
cez palubu
čez krov
gemiden aşağı

overboard

[ˈəʊvəbɔːd] ADV (Naut) → por la borda
to fall overboardcaer al agua or por la borda
man overboard!¡hombre al agua!
to go overboard let's not go overboardno hay que exagerar, no nos pasemos
she went overboard with the lace and sequinsse pasó con los encajes y las lentejuelas
to go overboard for sbvolverse loco por algn

overboard

[ˈəʊvərbɔːrd] adv
to fall overboard (from boat)tomber par-dessus bord
(fig) (= too far) to go overboard → s'emballer
Don't go overboard and spend a fortune → Ne va pas t'emballer et dépenser une fortune.
to go overboard on things → s'emballer
to go overboard on sth [+ activity] → trop en faire sur qch
to go overboard on price (= ask too much) → trop exagérer sur le prix
to go overboard for sth → s'emballer pour qch

overboard

adv
(Naut) → über Bord; to fall overboardüber Bord gehen or fallen; man overboard!Mann über Bord!; to throw somebody/something overboardjdn/etw über Bord werfen; to throw something overboard (fig)etw verwerfen
(fig inf) to go overboardübers Ziel hinausschießen, zu weit gehen, es übertreiben; to go overboard for or about somebodyvon jdm ganz hingerissen sein, Feuer und Flamme für jdn sein (inf); there’s no need to go overboard (about it)übertreib es nicht, kein Grund zum Übertreiben

overboard

[ˈəʊvəˌbɔːd] adv (Naut) → fuori bordo
to fall overboard → cadere in mare
man overboard! → uomo in mare!
to go overboard for sth (fig) → impazzire per qc

overboard

(ˈəuvəboːd) adverb
over the side of a ship or boat into the water. He jumped overboard.
References in classic literature ?
We're cleaning the ship out,-- cleaning the whole blessed ship out; and overboard you go
This insistence in using the odious word arises from the fact that a particularly benighted landsman must imagine the act of anchoring as a process of throwing something overboard, whereas the anchor ready for its work is already overboard, and is not thrown over, but simply allowed to fall.
The Victoria was descending very perceptibly, so much so that he had to throw overboard a number more of useless articles, especially when there was a mountain-top to pass.
All he knew was that it was Lerumie who had broken the taboo of his sacred person by laying hands on him, and that it was Lerumie who had thrown him overboard.
There ain't no boy here 'cep' me sence Otto went overboard - an' he was only a Dutchy, an' twenty year old at that.
But a very great tempest came on, and the ship being in danger of sinking, he threw all his merchandise overboard, and barely escaped with his life in the empty ship.
If you don't I shall pitch you overboard," continued Tarzan.
Throw the dog overboard, sir, yes, sir," the boat-swain repeated, but hesitated.
Furthermore: you must know that when the second iron is thrown overboard, it thenceforth becomes a dangling, sharp-edged terror, skittishly curvetting about both boat and whale, entangling the lines, or cutting them, and making a prodigious sensation in all directions.
At length I was clear of my dangerous neighbour, and just as I gave the last impulsion, my hands came across a light cord that was trailing overboard across the stern bulwarks.
And indeed (beyond that I wondered a little at the lateness of the sunset light) I gave no heed to it, and pushed on across the decks, running between the seas, catching at ropes, and only saved from going overboard by one of the hands on deck, who had been always kind to me.
If I see a rat, you won't stop; and if I go to sleep, you get fooling about with the boat, and slop me overboard.