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overboard (adv.)

"over the side of a ship," late Old English, from the phrase ofor bord, from over + bord "side of a ship" (see board (n.2)). To throw (something) overboard in the figurative sense of "cast aside, discard, reject" is from 1640s. Figurative sense of "excessively, beyond one's means" (especially in phrase go overboard) is attested by 1931 in Damon Runyon.

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Definitions of overboard from WordNet

overboard (adv.)
to extremes;
he went overboard to please his in-laws
overboard (adv.)
from on board a vessel into the water;
they dropped their garbage overboard
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