Definition of overwind in English:

overwind

Syllabification: o·ver·wind
Pronunciation: /ˌōvərˈwīnd
 
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verb (past and past participle overwound)

[with object]
  • Wind (a mechanism, especially a watch) beyond the proper stopping point.
    More example sentences
    • And, perhaps because the routine is the same every day, time seems to be whizzing past as if someone had overwound the clock.
    • The Hozelock easily, quickly and properly rewinds its 100' of hose with the turn of the handle; no overwinding, no tangling, no problems.
    • The decrease in the pitch value corresponds to an overwinding of the helices, but was still compatible with the observed pitches in coiled coil.

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