[ oh-ver-bawrd, -bohrd ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd /
over the side of a ship or boat, especially into or in the water: to fall overboard.
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go overboard, to go to extremes, especially in regard to approval or disapproval of a person or thing: I think the critics went overboard in panning that new show.
Origin of overboard
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/ (ˈəʊvəˌbɔːd) /
from on board a vessel into the water
go overboard informal
- to be extremely enthusiastic
- to go to extremes
throw overboard to reject or abandon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
"over the side of a ship," Old English ofor bord, from over + bord "side of a ship" (see board (n.2)). Figurative sense of "excessively, beyond one's means" (especially in phrase go overboard) first attested 1931 in Damon Runyon.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
see go overboard.
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