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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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With hindsight I can see that I may have overreacted, but I was being subjected to very malicious, anonymous attacks on my family."
Today, Kenneth Zaslow, analyst at BMO Capital Markets, told FLEXNEWS: "With Corn Products International's stock down 8.5% yesterday, the market, in our view, has overreacted to the acquisition of National Starch.
"Unfortunately the disciplinary officer wanted to pursue the matter, even though there was verbal and written testimony from the London Irish player stating that he "overreacted."
In pleading guilty, I overreacted in Minneapolis, because of the stress of the Idaho Statesman's investigation and the rumors it has fueled around Idaho."
"We find that the fixed income markets have overreacted to the risks the Icelandic banks face and should start distinguishing them," it added.
"The stock market overreacted to dot-coms and the Internet.
There was no comment from officials of Augusta National, but it seems they have overreacted to Tiger Woods' record-breaking victory in 1997.
The public has overreacted to reports linking electromagnetic fields (EMFs) to cancer, declares the 43,000-member American Physical Society in a new policy statement.
He believes the market has overreacted to leverage concerns and he sees upside to 2019 EBITDA estimates for Boyd, he added.
Williams has now conceded he might have overreacted to the criticisms - although he said it had been good to "get it off my chest".
Premier League Special, pages 129-131 Catalan Dragons -12 3pts 10-11 general The layers have overreacted to
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