Over-react



[oh-ver-ree-akt] /ˌoʊ vər riˈækt/

verb (used without object)
1.
to or respond more strongly than is necessary or appropriate.
/ˌəʊvərɪˈækt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to react excessively to something
v.

also overreact, 1961, from over- + react (v.). First attested in Lewis Mumford. Related: Over-reacting; overreacting; over-reaction.

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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