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verb [intransitive] overcompensate pronunciation in British English /ˌəʊvə(r)ˈkɒmpənˌseɪt/
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present tense
present participleovercompensating
past tenseovercompensated
past participleovercompensated
  1. to do more than you need to do in trying to correct a fault
    overcompensate for:

    Don’t overcompensate for your lack of experience by driving too slowly.

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 overcompensate pronunciation in British English /ˌəʊvə(r)ˌkɒmpənˈseɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a start-up … whose value has reached more than one billion US dollars

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