over strung

overstrung

[oh-ver-struhng]
adjective
1.
overly tense or sensitive; strained; on edge: Their nerves were badly overstrung.
2.
Archery. (of a bow) strung too tightly.

Origin:
1800–10; over- + strung

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overstring

[oh-ver-string]
verb (used with object), overstrung; overstrung or (Rare) overstringed; overstringing.
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.

Origin:
1875–80; over- + string

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overstrung (ˌəʊvəˈstrʌŋ)
 
adj
1.  too highly strung; tense
2.  (of a piano) having two sets of strings crossing each other at an oblique angle

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