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o·ver·re·act

 (ō′vər-rē-ăkt′)
intr.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.

o′ver·re·ac′tion n.
o′ver·re·ac′tive adj.

overreact

(ˌəʊvərɪˈækt)
vb
(intr) to react excessively to something
ˌoverreˈaction n

o•ver•re•act

(ˌoʊ vər riˈækt)

v.i.
to react more strongly than is appropriate.
[1960–65]
o`ver•re•ac′tion, n.

overreact


Past participle: overreacted
Gerund: overreacting

Imperative
overreact
overreact
Present
I overreact
you overreact
he/she/it overreacts
we overreact
you overreact
they overreact
Preterite
I overreacted
you overreacted
he/she/it overreacted
we overreacted
you overreacted
they overreacted
Present Continuous
I am overreacting
you are overreacting
he/she/it is overreacting
we are overreacting
you are overreacting
they are overreacting
Present Perfect
I have overreacted
you have overreacted
he/she/it has overreacted
we have overreacted
you have overreacted
they have overreacted
Past Continuous
I was overreacting
you were overreacting
he/she/it was overreacting
we were overreacting
you were overreacting
they were overreacting
Past Perfect
I had overreacted
you had overreacted
he/she/it had overreacted
we had overreacted
you had overreacted
they had overreacted
Future
I will overreact
you will overreact
he/she/it will overreact
we will overreact
you will overreact
they will overreact
Future Perfect
I will have overreacted
you will have overreacted
he/she/it will have overreacted
we will have overreacted
you will have overreacted
they will have overreacted
Future Continuous
I will be overreacting
you will be overreacting
he/she/it will be overreacting
we will be overreacting
you will be overreacting
they will be overreacting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overreacting
you have been overreacting
he/she/it has been overreacting
we have been overreacting
you have been overreacting
they have been overreacting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overreacting
you will have been overreacting
he/she/it will have been overreacting
we will have been overreacting
you will have been overreacting
they will have been overreacting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overreacting
you had been overreacting
he/she/it had been overreacting
we had been overreacting
you had been overreacting
they had been overreacting
Conditional
I would overreact
you would overreact
he/she/it would overreact
we would overreact
you would overreact
they would overreact
Past Conditional
I would have overreacted
you would have overreacted
he/she/it would have overreacted
we would have overreacted
you would have overreacted
they would have overreacted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overreact - show an exaggerated response to something; "Don't overreact to the bad news--take it easy"
react, respond - show a response or a reaction to something

overreact

verb get things out of proportion, go over the top (Brit. informal), blow things out of all proportion, make a mountain out of a molehill, get upset over nothing, react disproportionately Am I right to be concerned, or am I overreacting?
Translations
يُبالِغ في رَد الفِعْل
overreagere
túlzott mértékben reagál
pernelyg jautriai reaguotipernelyg jautrus reagavimas
pārlieku reaģēt
tvrdo reagovať
aşırı tepki göstermek

overreact

[ˌəʊvərɪˈækt] VIreaccionar de manera exagerada

overreact

[ˌəʊvərriˈækt] vidramatiser

overreact

[ˌəʊvəriːˈækt] vireagire in modo esagerato

overreact

(əuvəriˈakt) verb
to react too much. She overreacts to criticism.
ˌoverreˈaction (-ʃən) noun

overreact

v. reaccionar en exceso.

overreact

vi reaccionar exageradamente
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