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overwind

[oh-ver-wahynd] /ˌoʊ vərˈwaɪnd/
verb (used with object), overwound, overwinding.
1.
to wind beyond the proper limit; wind too far:
He must have overwound his watch.
Origin of overwind
1675-1685
1675-85; over- + wind2
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  • Snores and the occasional violent whizz of an overwound toy were all that broke the stillness.

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overwind

/ˌəʊvəˈwaɪnd/
verb -winds, -winding, -wound
1.
(transitive) to wind (a watch) beyond the proper limit
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