overwind

verb
over·wind | \ˌō-vər-ˈwīnd \
overwound\ˌō-vər-ˈwau̇nd \ 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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