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overreact

o·ver·re·act

overreact

 
pronunciation:
o vr ri aekt
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: overreacted, overreacting, overreacts
definition: to respond or react too strongly.
He overreacted to the news by fuming for two hours.
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derivation: overreaction (n.)