overwind

verb
over·​wind | \ ˌō-vər-ˈwīnd How to pronounce overwind (audio) \
overwound\ ˌō-​vər-​ˈwau̇nd How to pronounce overwound (audio) \ also overwinded; overwinding

Definition of overwind

transitive verb

: to wind (something) too tightly or too far : to tighten or coil (something) too much He overwound the clock. overwinding the springs

First Known Use of overwind

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

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“Overwind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overwind. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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