overcorrect

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Etymology[edit]

over- +‎ correct

Verb[edit]

overcorrect (third-person singular simple present overcorrects, present participle overcorrecting, simple past and past participle overcorrected)

  1. To correct too sharply or too much
    • 2007 July 5, Michelle York, “Alcohol Not a Factor in S.U.V. Crash That Killed 5 Friends”, in New York Times[1]:
      [] Ms. Goodman, who was driving, overcorrected after passing a slow-moving vehicle.

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