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Related to overblow: overblown
tr.v. o·ver·blew (-blo͞o′), o·ver·blown (-blōn′), o·ver·blow·ing, o·ver·blows
1. To cover by being blown by the wind: graves that were overblown by sand.
2. To blow (a wind instrument) so as to produce an overtone instead of a fundamental tone.
3. To exaggerate or overreact to.
[Sense 3, back-formation from overblown.]
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vb, -blows, -blowing, -blew or -blown
1. (Classical Music) music to blow into (a wind instrument) with greater force than normal in order to obtain a harmonic or overtone instead of the fundamental tone
2. (Classical Music) to blow (a wind instrument) or (of a wind instrument) to be blown too hard
3. to blow over, away, or across
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Past participle: overblown
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