overblow


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overblow \O`ver*blow"\, v. i.
   1. To blow over, or be subdued. [R.] --Spenser.
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   2. (Mus.) To force so much wind into a pipe that it produces
      an overtone, or a note higher than the natural note; thus,
      the upper octaves of a flute are produced by overblowing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Overblow \O`ver*blow"\, v. t.
   1. To blow away; to dissipate by wind, or as by wind.
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            When this cloud of sorrow's overblown. --Waller.
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   2. To ascribe an unwarranted importance to.
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   3. (Music) To blow into (a wind instrument) too strongly, so
      as to produce predominantly overtones.
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