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over- +‎ wrest



overwrest (third-person singular simple present overwrests, present participle overwresting, simple past and past participle overwrested)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To wrest or force from the natural or proper position.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for overwrest”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.)