throw overboard

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v throw overboard throw from a boat
    • v throw overboard lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime "you've forfeited your right to name your successor","forfeited property"
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Usage

In literature:

I'd throw it overboard if it wasn't for that.
"More Cargoes" by W. W. Jacobs
He was bound securely, so that he might not throw himself overboard.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Another, selfish to excess, was throwing overboard all his hidden money, and amusing himself by burning all his effects.
"Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy" by Anonymous
To throw anything overboard.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
It would do him no good to throw Anne overboard, although he felt much inclined to do so if only for revenge.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
I have had to throw you overboard to save the ship!
"Three Hats" by Alfred Debrun
I'll tell you when you can come back, Danny: when you're ready to throw most of it overboard.
"My Shipmate--Columbus" by Stephen Wilder
Don't throw me overboard without making one try to save me.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
Shall we throw the Constitution overboard because it does not please us all alike?
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
If you can do that, then you can throw Jones overboard.
"The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson" by Anthony Trollope
You see if Jack Shark doesn't go for the bottle as soon as I throw it overboard.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
And after the babe was dead, whom should the barbarian select to throw it overboard, but the wretched mother!
"An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans" by Lydia Maria Child
Lodloe's first impulse was to throw it overboard.
"The Squirrel Inn" by Frank R. Stockton
I always throw them overboard.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
But they had it for every meal until there was only one porpoise left, and that one they had to throw overboard.
"The Sandman: His Sea Stories" by William J. Hopkins
She too could throw everything overboard, love, intimacy, responsibility.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
As he was coming back, the sailors plotted to throw him overboard, and divide the gifts he was bringing with him.
"Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History" by Charlotte M. Yonge
We had already made all preparations to throw the Treasury notes overboard, in case we were searched.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
In a moment the man whom Roburoff had wounded was secured in the act of trying to throw himself overboard.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
I suppose he will scarcely go the length of throwing me overboard.
"Marguerite De Roberval" by T. G. Marquis
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In news:

Once in a while we all get a tangled line, but don't cut it and throw it overboard.
Enlarge Lori M Nichols / South Jersey Times Six-year-old Bryan Kuhnsman, of Souderton, Pa. Looks worried that ship's mate Bridgette Groves (left), of Marmora, is going to throw him overboard with the help of his mom, Tara.
Mary Kocy throws logic overboard when she fastens her skis and dips into the Hudson River.
We're still throwing horses overboard .
Block failure throws voyager overboard .
Dad on Throwing Son Overboard From Ship: Probably Not a 'Good Idea'.
Man throws 7-year-old son overboard for crying.
Two Southern California boys were in the custody of their mother Tuesday after their father was accused of throwing his 7-year-old son overboard from a boat after the boy would not stop crying, authorities said.
Firing Lawrence Frank now is like throwing the captain of the Titanic overboard after it hit the iceberg.
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