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 for To throw overboard
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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     To throw overboard, to discard; to abandon, as a dependent
        or friend.
  
     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]

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