Translation of overcompensate in Spanish:


sobrecompensar, v.

Pronunciation /ˌoʊvərˈkɑmpənˌseɪt//əʊvəˈkɒmpɛnseɪt/

intransitive verb

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    to overcompensate for sth sobrecompensar algo
    • Often when a perfectionist fails to meet a goal - say, running six miles - she'll try to overcompensate by aiming even farther, so the next day she'll try for eight miles.
    • But we all know he's overcompensating for his small point total.
    • In other words, after the two workouts, your glycogen stores are so depleted that your body overcompensates by loading your muscles with more glycogen than normal.
    • Her obsession with belonging and entitlement prompt her to overcompensate for attributes she lacks.
    • He's overcompensating for scenes like this.
    • Resist the temptation to overcompensate for the extremes of one parent.
    • I think we designers are aware of this messiness, and overcompensate for it by attempting to obliterate every trace of it from our work.
    • The writer's imagination tries to overcompensate for his creative block by riding roughshod over any possible allusion to reality in his domestic environment.
    • Was he overcompensating in order to make good news sound better?
    • Perhaps she was overcompensating for the lies, but he seemed to have a way of drawing out certain bits of information.
    • You could argue that they're overcompensating for their previous argument.
    • Because I knew this was a weakness of mine, I overcompensated by buying more science kits and books than one family could use in a couple of lifetimes.
    • Derek constantly overcompensates for his lack of intelligence by proclaiming himself the smartest man alive.
    • And don't overcompensate by eating excessively at your next meal.
    • But when nature's protective mechanism overcompensates and precautions aren't taken, there is a danger of blood clots.
    • Increasing the collar settings compensates for the mismatch initially, and beyond an optimal collar setting, overcompensates.
    • There may have been feelings too painful to probe, feelings for which he overcompensated by an excess of not entirely convincing sardonic mockery.
    • While excessive weight can lead to bone and joint problems and even depression, our data show that regular physical activity more than overcompensates for a little bit of extra weight.
    • Adam starts to lose his mind, Michael is terrified and Edward consistently overcompensates by turning everything into a joke.
    • He may have been overcompensating for the other side.