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overwind

[ oh-ver-wahynd ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r藞wa瑟nd /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路wound, o路ver路wind路ing.
to wind beyond the proper limit; wind too far: He must have overwound his watch.
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Origin of overwind

First recorded in 1675鈥85; over- + wind2
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How to use overwind in a sentence

  • The reason for this is that motion is conveyed to this hand through a hair spring which would be damaged if allowed to overwind.

British Dictionary definitions for overwind

overwind
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹藞wa瑟nd) /

verb -winds, -winding or -wound
(tr) to wind (a watch) beyond the proper limit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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