underperform

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

Definition of underperform

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to do worse than

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to fail to do as well as expected

underperformance

play \ˌən-dər-pə(r)-ˈfȯr-mən(t)s\ noun

underperformer

noun

Examples of underperform in a Sentence

  1. The report shows which schools are underperforming.

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First Known Use of underperform

1971


UNDERPERFORM Defined for English Language Learners

underperform

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Definition of underperform for English Language Learners

  • : to be less successful than expected or required


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