from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To react with unnecessary or inappropriate force, emotional display, or violence.
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- v. To react too much or too intensely.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. show an exaggerated response to something
Update -- The paper's use of the word overreact appears to have been misleading.
Sooooo "the girl" ends up doing them, and she gets cast into the role of the mother/nag for caring about housework, while he's the cool guy who doesn't "overreact" and also doesn't have to do the housework, and he can just say she should lighten up.
Yes, it's possible to hold these views and still behave rashly, or "overreact," as I now firmly believe Gates did.
Nordea doesn't want to "overreact" and risk losing market share by scaling back lending and closing branches, as some rivals have done, Mr. Clausen said in a conference call.
Death or injury by rocket in Ashkelon, Ashdod, and other towns in southern Israel is bad, but - hey - not something to "overreact" to.
It could be that we'll all be very, very sorry the next time the police don't "overreact" for fear of bad publicity and complaints.
And I don't believe it's right for the Democrats to kind of overreact to the last election.
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Warren Christopher urged Congress and the American people not to "overreact" to setbacks in Haiti,
MPC's Adam Posen tells Bank of England not to 'overreact' to high inflation
The local police heaved a sigh of relief as almost all participating nations were satisfied with the security arrangements and did not "overreact" like England and even a player and coach from Austria stayed back despite the pull-out by two players.
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