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overcompensate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishovercompensateo‧ver‧com‧pen‧sate /ˌəʊvəˈkɒmpənseɪt, -pen- $ ˌoʊvərˈkɑːm-/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 OPPOSITE/REVERSEto try to correct a weakness or mistake by doing too much of the opposite thingovercompensate for 🔊 Zoe overcompensates for her shyness by talking a lot.overcompensation /ˌəʊvəkɒmpənˈseɪʃən, -pen- $ ˌoʊvərkɑːm-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
overcompensateHaving been too lenient in the early 1990s, it seemed, the regulator was overcompensating.On the other hand do not overcompensate and regard the interviewer with a fixed stare.Gill seemed to overcompensate and whispered hers so that the registrar and I could only just hear.The doctor simply put it down to my body overcompensating for having twins.We end up overcompensating for our desires, eating more of the diet food than we should, looking for satisfaction.overcompensate forZoe overcompensates for her shyness by talking a lot.
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Verb table
overcompensate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyovercompensate
he, she, itovercompensates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyovercompensated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave overcompensated
he, she, ithas overcompensated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad overcompensated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill overcompensate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have overcompensated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam overcompensating
he, she, itis overcompensating
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you, we, theyare overcompensating
Past
I, he, she, itwas overcompensating
you, we, theywere overcompensating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been overcompensating
he, she, ithas been overcompensating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been overcompensating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be overcompensating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been overcompensating
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