Overblow Definition

overblew, overblowing, overblown, overblows
To blow across, away, or down.
Webster's New World
To cover with something blown, as sand.
Webster's New World
To handle, perform, or promote in an excessive manner; overdo.
Webster's New World
To exaggerate or overreact to.
American Heritage
To blow (a wind instrument) so as to produce overtones.
Webster's New World

Origin of Overblow

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

    From Wiktionary

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Sense 3, back-formation from overblown

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

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