[ oh-ver-uh-cheev ]
/ ˌoʊ vər əˈtʃiv /
verb (used without object), o·ver·a·chieved, o·ver·a·chiev·ing.
to perform, especially academically, above the potential indicated by tests of one's mental ability or aptitude.
to perform better or achieve more than expected, especially by others.
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What’s The Name For The Dot Over “i” And “j”?While many languages, such as Arabic and Hebrew, add specific accents to the letters or characters throughout their alphabet, the English alphabet has only two letters that include a diacritic dot. This mark is added to a letter to signal a change in either the sound or meaning of a character. What is the additional name of this curious dot that hovers over the ninth …
Related formso·ver·a·chieve·ment, nouno·ver·a·chiev·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for over-achiever
/ (ˌəʊvərəˈtʃiːv) /
(intr) to perform (for example, in examinations) better than would be expected on the basis of one's age or talents
Derived Formsoverachiever, noun
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