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overwind

[oh-ver-wahynd] /ˌoʊ vərˈwaɪnd/
verb (used with object), overwound, overwinding.
1.
to wind beyond the proper limit; wind too far:
He must have overwound his watch.
Origin of overwind
1675-1685
1675-85; over- + wind2
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British Dictionary definitions for over-wind

overwind

/ˌəʊvəˈwaɪnd/
verb -winds, -winding, -wound
1.
(transitive) to wind (a watch) beyond the proper limit
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Word Origin and History for over-wind
v.

also overwind, "wind too tight," c.1600, from over- + wind (v.1). Related: Over-wound; over-winding.

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