Definition of underperform
: to do worse than
: to fail to do as well as expected
underperformanceplay \ˌən-dər-pə(r)-ˈfȯr-mən(t)s\ noun
Examples of underperform in a Sentence
The report shows which schools are underperforming.
Recent Examples of underperform from the Web
Soon after the $100 million project concluded, the humidifier began underperforming, according to a city report.
The batteries underperform in temperatures below 30 degrees, Carter said, but there are blankets designed to keep them warm.
Hedge funds have come under pressure on fees after many have underperformed the stock market in recent years.
In a group that large, many will underperform because of injuries or character issues or any number of reasons.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - The year Donald Trump was born, the modern bikini was modeled in Paris - something baby Donald would have no doubt heralded in all caps had Twitter been invented - and the underperforming United Nations held its first session.
Part of the reason Alonso was able to skip F1's showcase Monaco Grand Prix earlier Sunday for Indy is because the McLaren team — and its Hondas — have grossly underperformed this season and Alonso is not a current title contender.
That’s underperforming for a Republican in a state Democrat Hillary Clinton lost by 20 percentage points.
Google and Yahoo announced a deal to serve Google ads to underperforming Yahoo terms in June.
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Definition of underperform for English Language Learners
: to be less successful than expected or required
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