overswing

verb
over·​swing | \ ˌō-vər-ˈswiŋ How to pronounce overswing (audio) \
overswung\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈswəŋ How to pronounce overswing (audio) \; overswinging

Definition of overswing

transitive + intransitive

: to swing a bat or club too hard (as in baseball or golf) a hitter who knows the ball will jump off the bat if he doesn't overswing.— Roy Blount, Jr. One of the biggest mistakes players of all experience levels make is overswinging the driver in an attempt to get more distance.— Aaron Wisewell

First Known Use of overswing

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Overswing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overswing. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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