throw overboard

  1. lose ( or lose the right to ( by some error, offense, or crime
    forfeited property
    you've forfeited your right to name your successor
  2. throw from a boat
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How To Use throw overboard In A Sentence

  • Tripolitans to cut away their masts, throw overboard all their cannon, cutlasses, pistols, and other arms; cut their sails to pieces; throw all ammunition into the sea, and, to use a nautical expression, "strip the ship to a girtline. The Naval History of the United States Volume 1 (of 2)
  • Need we forfeit "jettison" just because we have "throw overboard"? Exploring language (6th edn)
  • Need we forfeit "jettison" just because we have " throw overboard"? Exploring language (6th edn)
  • Doggie makes doo-doo on the simulated grass, you throw overboard---see the loop on the corner for the line? THE SHIPPING NEWS
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