throw overboard


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Related to throw overboard: threw overboard, surpassed, adhered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.throw overboard - lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime; "you've forfeited your right to name your successor"; "forfeited property"
abandon - forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
lapse - let slip; "He lapsed his membership"
2.throw overboard - throw from a boat
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
References in classic literature ?
Either I must throw overboard all my old values of money and look upon it as something to be flung about wastefully, or I must throw overboard my comradeship with these men whose peculiar quirks made them like strong drink.
So jest you throw overboard any idea of her not liking you.
Plans to throw overboard the present excellent planning system go back to the early 1990s.