[oh-ver-pruh-nouns] /ˌoʊ vər prəˈnaʊns/
verb (used with object), overpronounced, overpronouncing.
to (a word, syllable, etc.) in an exaggerated, affected, or excessively careful manner.
verb (used without object), overpronounced, overpronouncing.
to or speak overcarefully, affectedly, exaggeratedly, etc.:
When he overpronounces that way, he seems to be patronizing his audience.
[oh-ver-proof] /ˈoʊ vərˈpruf/ adjective 1. containing a greater proportion of alcohol than does.
[verb oh-ver-pruh-pawr-shuh n, -pohr-; noun oh-ver-pruh-pawr-shuh n, -pohr-] /verb ˌoʊ vər prəˈpɔr ʃən, -ˈpoʊr-; noun ˈoʊ vər prəˈpɔr ʃən, -ˈpoʊr-/ verb (used with object) 1. to make or measure in excess of the correct, normal, or desired . noun 2. the excessiveness of something in relation to another or to what is considered correct, desirable, […]
[pruh-tekt] /prəˈtɛkt/ verb (used with object) 1. to defend or guard from attack, invasion, loss, annoyance, insult, etc.; cover or shield from injury or danger. 2. Economics. to guard (the industry or an industry of a nation) from foreign competition by imposing import duties. 3. to provide funds for the payment of (a draft, note, […]
[pruh-tek-shuh n] /prəˈtɛk ʃən/ noun 1. the act of protecting or the state of being protected; preservation from injury or harm. 2. a thing, person, or group that protects: This vaccine is a protection against disease. 3. . 4. Insurance. (def 1). 5. Informal. 6. Economics. . 7. a document that assures safety from harm, […]