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overcompensate

verb [I] uk   /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.
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