overreact
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overreact(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. reaccionar de forma exagerada
Honestly, I think the boss overreacted to the news that Mary is quitting.Honestamente pienso que el jefe reaccionó de forma exagerada ante la noticia de que Mary va a renunciar.
My parents overreacted like they always did when there was a problem.Mis padres reaccionaron de forma exagerada, como siempre que había un problema.
b. reaccionar exageradamente
The stock market often overreacts to poor economic data.La Bolsa a menudo reacciona exageradamente ante los malos resultados económicos.
c. exagerar
There was a foul but the striker overreacted and was yellow-carded for simulation.Hubo falta, pero el delantero exageró y fue amonestado por simulación.
d.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Chill out! You really need to stop overreacting like that.¡Relájate! Tienes que dejar de tomarte las cosas tan a la tremenda.
He overreacts to everything and that doesn't help his stress levels.Todo se lo toma a la tremenda y eso le hace estar más estresado.
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overreact
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (general)
a. reaccionar exageradamente
Copyright © 2006 Harrap Publishers Limited
overreact [ˌəʊvərɪˈækt]
intransitive verb
reaccionar de manera exagerada
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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