Definitions for overreactˌoʊ vər riˈækt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•ver•re•actˌoʊ vər riˈækt(v.i.)

  1. to react more strongly than is appropriate.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overreact(verb)

    show an exaggerated response to something

    "Don't overreact to the bad news--take it easy"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. overreact(verb)ˌoʊ vər riˈækt

    to react too strongly or emotionally

    Wall Street has overreacted to the interest rate cut.; my parents' overreaction to the news of my engagement


  1. overreact(Verb)

    To react too much or too intensely.

    Please try not to overreact if she drives badly when she is first learning.

Translations for overreact

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to react too much

She overreacts to criticism.

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