- to give excessive importance or value to: to overblow one's own writing.
- to overinflate.
- to blow over the surface of, as the wind, sand, or the like: dead leaves overblowing the yard.
- to blow (a wind instrument or an organ pipe) in such a way as to produce overtones.
- to overblow a wind instrument.
Origin of overblow
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- music to blow into (a wind instrument) with greater force than normal in order to obtain a harmonic or overtone instead of the fundamental tone
- to blow (a wind instrument) or (of a wind instrument) to be blown too hard
- to blow over, away, or across
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