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underperform

verb un·der·per·form \ˌən-dər-pə(r)-ˈfrm\

: to be less successful than expected or required

Full Definition of UNDERPERFORM

transitive verb
:  to do worse than
intransitive verb
:  to fail to do as well as expected
un·der·per·for·mance \-ˈfr-mən(t)s\ noun
un·der·per·form·er \-ˈfr-mər\ noun

Examples of UNDERPERFORM

  1. The report shows which schools are underperforming.

First Known Use of UNDERPERFORM

1971

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