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verb (used with object)
  1. to surpass in excellence of performance; do better than: a new engine that outperforms the competition; a stock that outperformed all others.
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Origin of outperform

First recorded in 1955–60; out- + perform
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Related Words for out-performed

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British Dictionary definitions for out-performed


verb (tr)
  1. to perform better than (someone or something)
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Word Origin and History for out-performed



1960, from out (adv.) + perform. Related: Outperformed; outperforming.

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