overstrung


overstrung

adjective

  1. overly tense or sensitive; strained; on edge: Their nerves were badly overstrung.
  2. Archery. (of a bow) strung too tightly.

verb (used with object), o·ver·strung; o·ver·strung or (Rare) o·ver·stringed; o·ver·string·ing.

  1. Music. to arrange the strings of (a piano) so that the bass strings cross over the treble.
  2. Archery. to string (a bow) too tightly.

adjective

  1. too highly strung; tense
  2. (of a piano) having two sets of strings crossing each other at an oblique angle

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