overblow

overblow

[oh-ver-bloh]
verb (used with object), overblew, overblown, overblowing.
1.
to give excessive importance or value to: to overblow one's own writing.
2.
to overinflate.
3.
to blow over the surface of, as the wind, sand, or the like: dead leaves overblowing the yard.
4.
to blow (a wind instrument or an organ pipe) in such a way as to produce overtones.
verb (used without object), overblew, overblown, overblowing.
5.
to overblow a wind instrument.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see over-, blow2

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overblow (ˌəʊvəˈbləʊ)
 
vb , -blows, -blowing, -blew, -blown
1.  music to blow into (a wind instrument) with greater force than normal in order to obtain a harmonic or overtone instead of the fundamental tone
2.  to blow (a wind instrument) or (of a wind instrument) to be blown too hard
3.  to blow over, away, or across

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