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verb (used with object), o·ver·strung; o·ver·strung or (Rare) o·ver·stringed; o·ver·string·ing.
  1. Music. to arrange the strings of (a piano) so that the bass strings cross over the treble.
  2. Archery. to string (a bow) too tightly.
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Origin of overstring

First recorded in 1875–80; over- + string
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