overreacting

overreact

[oh-ver-ree-akt]
verb (used without object)
to react or respond more strongly than is necessary or appropriate.

Origin:
1960–65; over- + react

overreaction, noun
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overreact (ˌəʊvərɪˈækt)
 
vb
(intr) to react excessively to something
 
overre'action
 
n

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overreact
1961, from over + react. Related: Overreacting.
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overreact o·ver·re·act (ō'vər-rē-ākt')
v. o·ver·re·act·ed, o·ver·re·act·ing, o·ver·re·acts
To react with unnecessary or inappropriate force, emotional display, or violence.

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