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overwind

[¦ō·vər¦wīnd]
(engineering)
To wind a spring, rope, or cable too tightly or too far.
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1939 A man dies and 58 are injured when a cage is overwound on its way to the sur face.
In any other naturally found geometry, the DNA is either under- or overwound.
When socializing, you may find yourself having to chew large amounts of the mildly narcotic weed known as ghat, which has, Kaplan notes, "an exquisitely subtle effect at once energizing and relaxing, like having five cups of espresso without feeling overwound.
She followed that with: My old flame, 'twas you who made me tick, Then you overwound, just got onmy wick.