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

  • intransitive v. To react with unnecessary or inappropriate force, emotional display, or violence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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


over- +‎ react (Wiktionary)



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