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verb [transitive] overestimate pronunciation in British English /ˌəʊvərˈestɪˌmeɪt/
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present tense
present participleoverestimating
past tenseoverestimated
past participleoverestimated

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  1. 1
    to consider something to be better than it really is
  2. 2
    to make a mistake by guessing an amount, number etc that is too high

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 overestimate pronunciation in British English /ˌəʊvərˌestɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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