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[oh-ver-bloh] /ˌoʊ vərˈbloʊ/

verb (used with object), overblew, overblown, overblowing.
to give excessive importance or value to:
to overblow one’s own writing.
to overinflate.
to over the surface of, as the wind, sand, or the like:
dead leaves overblowing the yard.
to blow (a wind instrument or an organ pipe) in such a way as to produce overtones.
verb (used without object), overblew, overblown, overblowing.
to overblow a wind instrument.
verb -blows, -blowing, -blew, -blown
(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
to blow (a wind instrument) or (of a wind instrument) to be blown too hard
to blow over, away, or across


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