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overboard

adverb
     
Related topics: Water
o‧ver‧board
1TTW over the side of a ship or boat into the water:
One of the crew fell overboard and drowned.
Man overboard! (=said when someone falls off a boat)
2

go overboard

to do or say something that is too extreme for a particular situation:
I hope politicians will not go overboard in trying to control the press.
3

throw something overboard

to get rid of an idea, system etc that is considered to be useless or unnecessary

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