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overachieve

[ oh-ver-uh-cheev ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r 蓹藞t蕛iv /
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verb (used without object), o路ver路a路chieved, o路ver路a路chiev路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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Origin of overachieve

1950鈥55; over- + achieve, or by back formation from overachiever

OTHER WORDS FROM overachieve

o路ver路a路chieve路ment, nouno路ver路a路chiev路er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for overachieve

overachieve
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹r蓹藞t蕛i藧v) /

verb
(intr) to perform (for example, in examinations) better than would be expected on the basis of one's age or talents

Derived forms of overachieve

overachiever, noun
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