overhandle

verb
over·​han·​dle | \ˌō-vər-ˈhan-dᵊl \
overhandled; overhandling

Definition of overhandle 

transitive verb

: to handle (something) more than is necessary or desirable overhandled the dough so that it softened too much overhandles the puck at least once in each game and costs his team a key goal.— Elliott Pap

First Known Use of overhandle

1860, in the meaning defined above

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