Overblow meaning

ōvər-blō
To cover by being blown by the wind.

Graves that were overblown by sand.

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To blow (a wind instrument) so as to produce an overtone instead of a fundamental tone.
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To exaggerate or overreact to.
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To blow across, away, or down.
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To cover with something blown, as sand.
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To handle, perform, or promote in an excessive manner; overdo.
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(music) To blow (a wind instrument) so as to produce overtones.
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To cover with blossoms or flowers.
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(intransitive) To blow hard or with much violence.
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To blow over or across.
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To blow away; dissipate by or as by wind.
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To exaggerate the significance of something.
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(music) To blow a wind instrument hard to produce a higher pitch than usual.
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Origin of overblow

  • Sense 3, back-formation from overblown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English overblowen, equivalent to over- +"Ž blow.

    From Wiktionary

  • From over- +"Ž blow (“to flower, bloom").

    From Wiktionary