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Definition of overreact verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

overreact

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌoʊvərriˈækt//
 
[intransitive] overreact (to something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overreact
 
he / she / it overreacts
 
past simple overreacted
 
-ing form overreacting
 
 
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to react too strongly, especially to something unpleasant The financial markets overreacted to the news.
overreaction
 
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NAmE//ˌoʊvərriˈækʃn//
 
noun [singular, uncountable] an overreaction by the stock market The school is accused of overreaction to the complaints of a few parents.
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