Definition of Throw overboard

1. Verb. Lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime. "Forfeited property"

Exact synonyms: Forego, Forfeit, Forgo, Give Up, Waive
Generic synonyms: Abandon
Specialized synonyms: Lapse
Antonyms: Claim
Derivative terms: Forfeit, Forfeit, Forfeit, Forfeiture, Forfeiture, Forfeiture, Waiver



2. Verb. Throw from a boat.
Exact synonyms: Deep-six
Generic synonyms: Throw

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Throw Overboard

throw money away
throw off
throw off balance
throw off the trail
throw on
throw one's cap over the windmill
throw one's hat in the ring
throw one's hat into the ring
throw one's hat over the windmill
throw one's name in the hat
throw one's toys out of the pram
throw one's weight around
throw out
throw out of kilter
throw overboard (current term)
throw pillow
throw pillows
throw rug
throw shapes
throw signs
throw smoke
throw somebody a curve
throw someone a bone
throw stick
throw the baby out with the bathwater
throw the book at
throw to the dogs
throw to the wind
throw to the wolves

Literary usage of Throw overboard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. British America by John Macgregor (1833)
"RESIST THE TEA ACT, AND throw overboard THE CARGOES OF THE COMPANY'S SHIPS REPEAL OF THE STAMP ACT.—CONDUCT OF THE MINISTRY. AMONG the first causes of ..."

2. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas ( Hobbes (1841)
"... I cannot conceive ; unless a man can choose to throw overboard and not to throw overboard, or be so advised and otherwise advised, all at once. ..."

3. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1841)
"... unless a man can choose to throw overboard and not to throw overboard, or be so advised and otherwise advised, all at once. , , , Bishop» reply. ..."

4. University Addresses by William Watts Folwell (1909)
"As well might a seaman throw overboard his compass and charts, and resolve to steer his ship by chalk marks on her taffrail. At the time great expectations ..."

5. University Addresses by William Watts Folwell (1909)
"As well might a seaman throw overboard his compass and charts, and resolve to steer his ship by chalk marks on her taffrail. At the time great expectations ..."

6. Ruling Cases by Irving Browne, Leonard Augustus Jones, James Tower Keen, John Melville Gould (1901)
"The persons on board the vessel naturally selected that part which was near the pumps, as first to throw overboard; and, no doubt, they would throw over the ..."

7. A Journey in the Seaboard Slave States in the Years 1853-1854: With Remarks by Frederick Law Olmsted, William Peterfield Trent (1904)
"To obtain cheap cotton, you would throw overboard all politcal morality. ... Would throw overboard all compromises and compacts, I might have added, ..."

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