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overboard

adverb uk   /ˈəʊ.və.bɔːd/ /ˌəʊ.vəˈbɔːd/ us    /ˈoʊ.vɚ.bɔːrd/
C2 over the side of a boat or ship and into the water: Someone had fallen overboard.
Translations of “overboard”
in Korean 배밖의 물 속으로…
in Arabic مِن المركِب إلى البحْر…
in French par-dessus bord…
in Turkish gemiden/küpeşteden suya/denize…
in Italian in/a mare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 從船上落入水中…
in Russian за борт…
in Polish za burtę…
in Spanish por la borda…
in Portuguese ao mar…
in German über Bord…
in Catalan per la borda…
in Japanese 船外へ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 从船上落入水中…
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