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[oh-ver-wahynd] /ˌoʊ vərˈwaɪnd/
verb (used with object), overwound, overwinding.
to wind beyond the proper limit; wind too far:
He must have overwound his watch.
Origin of overwind
1675-85; over- + wind2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The reason for this is that motion is conveyed to this hand through a hair spring which would be damaged if allowed to overwind.

    The Auburndale Watch Company Edwin A. Battison
British Dictionary definitions for overwind


verb -winds, -winding, -wound
(transitive) to wind (a watch) beyond the proper limit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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