[ 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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British Dictionary definitions for overachieve
/ (ˌəʊvərəˈtʃiːv) /
(intr) to perform (for example, in examinations) better than would be expected on the basis of one's age or talents
Derived forms of overachieveoverachiever, noun
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