overwind

verb over·wind \ ˌō-vər-ˈwīnd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overwind

overwound play \ˌō-vər-ˈwau̇nd\ also overwinded; overwinding
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


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