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overstrung

[oh-ver-struhng] /ˈoʊ vərˈstrʌŋ/
adjective
1.
overly tense or sensitive; strained; on edge:
Their nerves were badly overstrung.
2.
Archery. (of a bow) strung too tightly.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; over- + strung

overstring

[oh-ver-string] /ˌoʊ vərˈstrɪŋ/
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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British Dictionary definitions for over strung

overstrung

/ˌəʊvəˈstrʌŋ/
adjective
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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