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outperform

[ out-per-fawrm ]
/ ˌaʊt pərˈfɔrm /
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verb (used with object)

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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British Dictionary definitions for outperform

outperform
/ (ˌaʊtpəˈfɔːm) /

verb (tr)

to perform better than (someone or something)
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