Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In optics. See correct, v., 5.
“They fear that Cameron, stung by criticism that he was doing too much, has over-corrected and has now done all the reforming he plans to do.”
“Officials say he is believed to have over-corrected his vehicle, causing it to rotate sideways in front of the bus.”
“In mid-2008 we saw a crazy spike, which then clearly over-corrected in late-2008, but now we have stabilized in a trend that is consistent with being somewhere between 2006 and 2007 prices.”
“Decades of relentless PC hammering on the evils of bigotry and racism have not only corrected many of the actual racist offenses that used to occur more frequently, but have sometimes over-corrected to the point of absurdity.”
“He over-corrected when he swung the car back onto the road, causing it to roll over at least once.”
“She over-corrected, crossed a center barrier, and killed herself and several occupants of the oncoming vehicle.”
“I think that if that happens it will largely be because this is a by-election, mid-third-term and that there is a sentiment for change of party in the air, a feeding frenzy from tabloids, a fairly ropey campaign by most reports, and yes, of course, the 10p tax gaffe albeit over-corrected.”
“LAUREN WISDOM, ACCIDENT SURVIVOR: My car started to drift off the road, and I over-corrected.”
“Without knowing what fraction of stations are like NYC CP you have no idea how many are over-corrected vs. under-corrected.”
“She got two wheels off the side of the road, over-corrected, hit a tree.”
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