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o·ver·cor·rect

 (ō′vər-kə-rĕkt′)
v. o·ver·cor·rect·ed, o·ver·cor·rect·ing, o·ver·cor·rects
v.tr.
To correct beyond what is needed, appropriate, or usual, especially when resulting in a mistake.
v.intr.
To correct something to an excessive or unusual degree.

o′ver·cor·rec′tion n.
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overcorrect

(ˌəʊvəkəˈrɛkt)
vb (intr)
to correct excessively
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overcorrect


Past participle: overcorrected
Gerund: overcorrecting

Imperative
overcorrect
overcorrect
Present
I overcorrect
you overcorrect
he/she/it overcorrects
we overcorrect
you overcorrect
they overcorrect
Preterite
I overcorrected
you overcorrected
he/she/it overcorrected
we overcorrected
you overcorrected
they overcorrected
Present Continuous
I am overcorrecting
you are overcorrecting
he/she/it is overcorrecting
we are overcorrecting
you are overcorrecting
they are overcorrecting
Present Perfect
I have overcorrected
you have overcorrected
he/she/it has overcorrected
we have overcorrected
you have overcorrected
they have overcorrected
Past Continuous
I was overcorrecting
you were overcorrecting
he/she/it was overcorrecting
we were overcorrecting
you were overcorrecting
they were overcorrecting
Past Perfect
I had overcorrected
you had overcorrected
he/she/it had overcorrected
we had overcorrected
you had overcorrected
they had overcorrected
Future
I will overcorrect
you will overcorrect
he/she/it will overcorrect
we will overcorrect
you will overcorrect
they will overcorrect
Future Perfect
I will have overcorrected
you will have overcorrected
he/she/it will have overcorrected
we will have overcorrected
you will have overcorrected
they will have overcorrected
Future Continuous
I will be overcorrecting
you will be overcorrecting
he/she/it will be overcorrecting
we will be overcorrecting
you will be overcorrecting
they will be overcorrecting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overcorrecting
you have been overcorrecting
he/she/it has been overcorrecting
we have been overcorrecting
you have been overcorrecting
they have been overcorrecting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overcorrecting
you will have been overcorrecting
he/she/it will have been overcorrecting
we will have been overcorrecting
you will have been overcorrecting
they will have been overcorrecting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overcorrecting
you had been overcorrecting
he/she/it had been overcorrecting
we had been overcorrecting
you had been overcorrecting
they had been overcorrecting
Conditional
I would overcorrect
you would overcorrect
he/she/it would overcorrect
we would overcorrect
you would overcorrect
they would overcorrect
Past Conditional
I would have overcorrected
you would have overcorrected
he/she/it would have overcorrected
we would have overcorrected
you would have overcorrected
they would have overcorrected
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Officials said she overcorrected, which likely caused the vehicle to roll.
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With this bill, they may have overcorrected and gone a bit too far.
Finally, with the covariate adjustment procedure yielding significantly different results than the unadjusted model, it is possible that the adjusted model overcorrected the results (Schafer & Kang, 2008).
Dahliwal overcorrected and crossed both southbound lanes, striking the center concrete barrier.
The distalization was discontinued after 5.5 months when the molars were overcorrected to end-on Class II molar relationship (Figure 5(b)).
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He's then lost control either because he's aquaplaned or, in panic to regain control, he's overcorrected his steering or braked too harshly.
Unfortunately, he overcorrected and ended up hitting a tree while the right side of his sled was airborne.
To achieve coma-free performance, Jim elected to make a primary mirror with a conic constant of -1.35 (which is "overcorrected" relative to the paraboloid used in a conventional Newtonian) matched with a 2-element, sub-diameter corrector lens.
From the era of "children should be seen and not heard," we have overcorrected our attitudes and have become child pleasers.