An example of overreact is someone crying hysterically after accidentally killing an ant.
intransitive verbo·ver·re·act·ed, o·ver·re·act·ing, o·ver·re·acts
(third-person singular simple present overreacts, present participle overreacting, simple past and past participle overreacted)
over- +"Ž react
- In other circumstances, the immune system may overreact (allergic reactions) or become damaged (autoimmune diseases), causing the uncontrolled release of pyrogens.
- One of the biggest problems with speeches is that some men, when given the spotlight, overreact and may include things in their speeches that are inappropriate.
- In anxious individuals, the amygdala seems to overreact and set off these responses even when the individual is not really in danger.
- Rather than panic and overreact when you're surprised by events, you can deal with it objectively and analytically.
- Many pediatricians suggest parents should remain firm, not overreact, and then move on.