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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of overreact.

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Examples

  • Market 'overreacts' as dollar down THE dollar was weaker at noon, after US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke spelled out an uncertain future for the US economic recovery.

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  • In the cases of respiratory infections, cytokines plays a part in a potentially fatal immune reaction called a "cytokine storm," in which the immune system of a healthy person goes haywire and "overreacts" to an infection.

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  • Sarah Palin clearly can't run her own household, she bailed on the state of Alaska, she overreacts to every single thing written or said about her, yet she wants to be taken seriously.

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  • The only one exploiting the Palin children is Sarah Palin, who parades the poor things on stage, sends them on talk shows, and then overreacts whenever anybody says anything about her way-overexposed kids.

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  • In food allergies, it overreacts to a particular protein in that food and produces Immunoglobulin E IgE antibodies.

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  • The immune system protects people from organisms that can make them sick, but an allergic reaction occurs when the immune system overreacts and attacks harmless substances.

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  • And though he was talking about the cable media industry (or the "24-hour politico pundit panic conflict-onator"), his comparison of it to an immune system -- "if it overreacts to everything we actually get sicker" -- could apply to his audience, too.

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  • "Japan cannot stay quiet when China overreacts in such a way so I felt the need to participate today," said Yuri Kima, 28, who works in information technology.

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  • If she overreacts (a little) to what's been done to her, it doesn't bother me.

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  • If it overreacts to everything, we actually get sicker -- and, perhaps, eczema.

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