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English definition of “overcompensate”


verb [I]    /ˌoʊ·vərˈkɑm·pənˌseɪt/
to try too hard to produce a usual or correct state from one that is not usual , and therefore produce a new difficulty or lack of balance : Chris overcompensates for his lack of height by being a clown .
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