overhandle

verb
over·​han·​dle | \ ˌō-vər-ˈhan-dᵊl How to pronounce overhandle (audio) \
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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“Overhandle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overhandle. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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