overcompensate love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To engage in overcompensation.
  • transitive v. To pay (someone) too much; compensate excessively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To do an excessive amount in one area in an effort to overcome a perceived lack in another area.
  • v. To provide excessive pay or reward for work performed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. to make excessive corrections for fear of making an error.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities
  • v. make excessive corrections for fear of making an error

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