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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Overboard \O"ver*board`\, adv.
Over the side of a ship; hence, from on board of a ship, into
the water; as, to fall overboard.
To throw overboard, to discard; to abandon, as a dependent
To go overboard, to go to an extreme; to overdo; as, he
went overboard at the buffet and got an upset stomach.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adv 1: to extremes; "he went overboard to please his in-laws"
2: from on board a vessel into the water; "they dropped their
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