[ US /ˈoʊvɝɹiˈækt/ ]
[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəɹɪˈækt/ ]
  1. show an exaggerated response to something
    Don't overreact to the bad news--take it easy
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How To Use overreact In A Sentence

  • His casual reaction, "you're overreacting," "these things happen, right?" suggests they've gone through this before, with presumably the more recent procedure she discussed with her gyno. Samantha Zalaznick: Mad Men Recap: Help!
  • But Salmond appeared to concede that he had overreacted in his response to the PCC.
  • And I don't believe it's right for the Democrats to kind of overreact to the last election. President In Photo Op During Congressional Meeting
  • She contends that U.S. officials overreacted, rather than dealing pragmatically with adoption procedures in a country where poverty and a long-running insurgency fueled widespread child abandonment, impaired record-keeping, and hampered official investigative capabilities. Despite Hurdles, Families Pursue Nepal Adoptions
  • But I am not exaggerating things, and I am not overreacting to her.
  • Consider what he says to her when she confronts him: he admits that he ‘overreacted.’
  • Others find this more difficult - they may become withdrawn emotionally, or completely overreact to events.
  • Like so many emotions, anger is important to respond to but not overreact to!
  • Adolescents who are depressed may be hypersensitive and overreact to minor problems or embarrassments.
  • A parent might even reply that the child is being silly, stupid, or overreacting for what they are thinking and feeling.
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