overstrung

[ oh-ver-struhng ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˈstrʌŋ /

adjective

overly tense or sensitive; strained; on edge: Their nerves were badly overstrung.
Archery. (of a bow) strung too tightly.

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Origin of overstrung

First recorded in 1800–10; over- + strung
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British Dictionary definitions for overstrung

overstrung
/ (ˌəʊvəˈstrʌŋ) /

adjective

too highly strung; tense
(of a piano) having two sets of strings crossing each other at an oblique angle
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