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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 ?
This, as well as the loss of a deckhand overboard, was the effect of the hurricane, and though the end of the trip came amid sunshine and sweet-scented tropical breezes, many could not forget the dangers through which they had passed.
Three of them ran something like the following, but I do not pretend to quote: -- Sacred To the Memory of John Talbot, Who, at the age of eighteen, was lost overboard, Near the Isle of Desolation, off Patagonia, November 1st,
where, when seamen fall overboard, they are sometimes found, months afterwards, perpendicularly frozen into the hearts of fields of ice, as a fly is found glued in amber.
Well, it was noble to see Launcelot and the boys swarm up onto that scaffold and heave sheriffs and such overboard.
When we 'uz mos' down to de head er de islan' a man begin to come aft wid de lantern, I see it warn't no use fer to wait, so I slid overboard en struck out fer de islan'.
At the end of a long twelve or fifteen minutes the wheels stopped, and Tom slipped overboard and swam ashore in the dusk, landing fifty yards down- stream, out of danger of possible stragglers.
He would come, and we would heave him overboard, or get killed trying.
A water party; and by some accident she was falling overboard.
Instead of acting like a sensible man, and throwing Frank overboard, Captain Kirke was fool enough to listen to his story.
He added that he did not pretend to say what he might or might not have done to Compeyson, but, that in the moment of his laying his hand on his cloak to identify him, that villain had staggered up and staggered back, and they had both gone overboard together; when the sudden wrenching of him (Magwitch) out of our boat, and the endeavour of his captor to keep him in it, had capsized us.
These rogues, whom I had picked up, debauched my other men, and they all formed a conspiracy to seize the ship, and secure me; which they did one morning, rushing into my cabin, and binding me hand and foot, threatening to throw me overboard, if I offered to stir.
I crawled along the boat to them, intending to help Helmar by grasping the sailor's leg; but the sailor stumbled with the swaying of the boat, and the two fell upon the gunwale and rolled overboard together.