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o·ver·re·act

(ō′vər-rē-ăkt′)
v.
To react with unnecessary or inappropriate force, emotional display, or violence.
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While we acknowledge that Dynex's earnings have been and will be negatively impacted by the current market conditions, we believe that Fitch has overreacted to the impact such conditions have on Dynex's financial position.
Critics, including more than 300 parents and teachers at a City Hall protest two weeks ago, said the district had overreacted, sent out too many notices and was scaring away good teachers.
The Company stated that the Board of Directors believes that the market has overreacted to certain announcements by the Company since July 1996 and that the current price of the Company's common stock does not reflect management's belief as to the current value of the Company's portfolio.
Then she realizes she has overreacted and should be responsible for keeping her belongings away from her brother.
However, McCormick thinks the bond market overreacted to the February employment number.
In our view, investors overreacted to a revised earnings forecast we issued on December 15, making BTU stock an exceptional value.
Analysts and industry leaders said Wall Street overreacted Tuesday to news they said was a non-issue: The announcement Tuesday by President Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair of their joint commitment to keeping genetic codes in the public domain.
Without admitting that police overreacted in dealing with the bikers during a September 1997 charity ride, the settlement provides the opportunity for city officials to coordinate future events with organizers of motorcycle road rallies.
The wife of Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown said in a 911 call that he beat her car with a shovel and threatened to kill her, but Wednesday she denied ever feeling threatened and claimed police overreacted.
Witnesses have said police overreacted, didn't identify themselves before entering the house, conducted an unauthorized search and brutalized Garlitz.
Andre Agassi, ejected from the Sybase Open in San Jose, says officials overreacted to his comments Wednesday.
said investors have overreacted to the developments, since Alcatel's problems are in such areas as large telecommunications carriers with voice networks, which are outside Xylan's core business.