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overcompensate

verb [I]     /ˌəʊ.vəˈkɒm.pən.seɪt/ US  /ˌoʊ.vɚˈkɑːm-/
to try too hard to correct a problem, therefore creating a new problem: Chris is one of those small men who overcompensate for their lack of height with a larger than life personality.Effort and expending energyTrying and making an effort
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