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"
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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."
It is one of the cornerstones of the EU's new historic free trade agreement with Japan, the text of which includes for the first time a specific commitment to the Paris climate agreement (an agreement which the extremists want us to throw overboard!).