overreact

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v overreact show an exaggerated response to something "Don't overreact to the bad news--take it easy"
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Usage

In literature:

Law enforcement officials again overreacted and used high-powered military weapons in a crowded civilian situation.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
Vance's first thought was that Peretz had overreacted.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
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In news:

Is this the right move or an overreaction .
Every Action Produces Overreaction .
A prison overreacts to a book.
We overreacted to 9/11 — al-Qaeda turned out to be a paper tiger.
The 9/11 ' overreaction .
Before I dive into my first " overreaction " post of the new year, I'd like to start with a special farewell to the Giants' first cap-casualty of the new CBA.
In case BP Oil the Movie wasn't enough entertainment for this summer, Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist Mark Fiore points us towards another summer blockbuster: Operation Overreaction .
Congress is now so absurdly nervous about appearing to be soft on its own members that it overreacts to any suggestion of impropriety.
The currently ongoing fourth-quarter earnings report season has had its share of flukes, inconsistencies and overreactions.
State officials overreacted to peaceful protesters practicing their First Amendment rights at the Capitol.
Once again, overreaction by Congress harms AML communication opportunities.
Fujitsu claims Visa overreacted and it's up to customers to use credit-card software properly.
"I thought it was an overreaction," said Torre, defending his rookie pitcher.
The police actions to which I was witness that evening would have left anyone feeling angry at the overreaction of our government and police.
And maybe overreacting a bit.
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In science:

Self-referential behaviour, overreaction and conventions in financial markets.
How to grow a bubble: A model of myopic adapting agents
An important consequence of this step is the introduction of an asymmetry between acceleration and deceleration, e.g. overreactions at braking which are important for the occurance of phantom traffic jams.
Analytical approaches to CA for traffic flow: Approximations and exact solutions
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