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overcompensate

(ō′vər-kŏm′pən-sāt′)
v. overcompen·sated, overcompen·sating, overcompen·sates
v.intr.
To engage in overcompensation.
v.tr.
To pay (someone) too much; compensate excessively.

o′ver·com·pen′sa·to′ry (-kəm-pĕn′sə-tôr′ē) adj.
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"I think the clipped accent I have now is just me overcompensating. I know it's really ridiculously English!"
Actually, bodies themselves are shifting: the aerobically exaggerated, somatically overcompensating '80s are over, whether we are looking at women or men.
Coleen says I THINK he was perhaps overcompensating and trying to make you feel better about the situation and prove that he'll love you no matter what.
Coleen says I think he was perhaps overcompensating and trying to make you feel better about the situation, and prove that he'll love you no matter what.
Adelman thinks some of Rubio's back issues could be caused by him overcompensating for a knee that has not yet gotten back to full strength.
However, it is suspected that the woman officer may have been overcompensating to fit into a blokey culture, with experts likening aggressive women in uniform to "religious converts".
The Danish government is apparently overcompensating, to the tune of Euro 87.8 million, the costs incurred by the public broadcaster TV2 for providing services of general interest and some observers claim TV2 has used the extra public resources to pay for its advertising activities.
compilers start overcompensating by giving too big a handicap to home teams.
But she's never denied her need to be centre of attention and stories about a difficult childhood as the independent-minded daughter of Orthodox Jews, her father holding rites for the dead when she married outside her faith, go some way to explaining the overcompensating need to be loved.
Upping the order of the F-35 carrier aircraft is overcompensating for lack of strategic punch.
The 32-year-old will miss the rest of the season with a stress fracture in her left thigh bone, caused by overcompensating in training for the Achilles injury she sustained last year in her right foot.
This resulted in overcompensating Credit Mutuel for an amount of 1.074 million French Francs (Euro 164 million).The total amount to be recovered will actually be higher than Euro 164 million (even though the Commission is not in a position to give a precise figure) as the French Government will have to calculate the overcompensation - if any - for the years 1999 and 2000 (the figures relating to the costs of the Livret Bleu in those two years are not yet available), based on the same reasoning as that underlying the Commission's decision for the period 1991-1998.