overreact

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Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ react

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: ō'vər-rē-ăktʹ
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Verb[edit]

overreact (third-person singular simple present overreacts, present participle overreacting, simple past and past participle overreacted)

  1. To react too much or too intensely.
    Please try not to overreact if she drives badly when she is first learning.

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