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
So far, their picks have miserably underperformed, as noted in the recent scathing audit by Alverez & Marsal.
But Hollingsworth faces the challenges of being a new member and having underperformed in 2016 compared to Trump’s performance.
Matson was apparently unhappy because the special teams unit was underperforming.
The plot was ice-thin, the movie overall too kitschy, viewers felt that George Clooney underperformed, and nobody could get over those nipples on the batsuit.
Simon said at the time that Hain was evolving to address changes within the industry — selling underperforming brands, cutting costs and planning to grow to $5 billion in revenue by 2020.
In France, the Republican Party is outperforming its traditional rival, the Socialists—but underperforming relative to the brand new party of the upstart prime minister.
When a company is underperforming, directors are quick to make upward adjustments that increase earnings per share.
As the stock languished — shares are lagging behind the broader market this year after underperforming in 2016 — Nelson Peltz’s Trian began stepping up pressure on Immelt.
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Definition of underperform for English Language Learners
: to be less successful than expected or required
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