overreact : Definition, Usages, News and More

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oh ver ree akt

  • v  show an exaggerated response to something
    Don't overreact to the bad news--take it easy

  • You overreact, improvise and over time maybe learn what works; with luck you improve.
  • He didn't want to overreact lest he hamstring honest executives.
  • Insurgents commit an atrocity--and wait for the ruling power to overreact, kill civilians and give the cycle of hatred another twist.
News & Articles

  • Even smallest of news makes traders jump
    The market indexes again have turned on a dime, thanks to short-term traders who misinterpret -- and overreact to -- government data.
    July 2, 2013 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Sabermetrics: Least clutch hitter in MLB? Trout
    Don't overreact to this first statement, because there's plenty of clarification that needs to be tacked on before any judgments are made: According to one popular measure, the Angels' Mike Trout has been the least clutch hitter in the major leagues this season.
    June 30, 2013 - Orange County Register

  • Jimmie Johnson in News & Observer
    I don't think we really went anywhere,Johnson said. "You know, there are certain tracks that we're looking for a little speed at, and that's just the way it always goes. It was easy to overreact because we had some poor finishes, and that...
  • Judd Gregg in International Herald Tribune
    People are disgusted and outraged, as they should be,said Republican Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire. "But let's not overreact in a way that basically has the Congress grabbing its pitchforks, and charging up the hill, and abusing what is...
  • Doc Rivers in New York Daily News
    As he predicted before the game, "We are going to have to win a game, eventually in this series, where he goes off for a big number. What we can't do is overreact to it."

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