[ oh-ver-uh-chee-ver ]
/ ˌoʊ vər əˈtʃi vər /
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a person who performs better or achieves more than people are generally expected to, often because of high ambition, pressure from family, etc.: Ever the overachiever, he reached his sales goal for the year a whopping five months early.
a person who performs, especially academically, above the potential indicated by tests of their mental ability or aptitude: We found many overachievers with modest SAT scores who nevertheless achieved high GPAs across a variety of majors.
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Words nearby overachiever
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How to use overachiever in a sentence
Only three draft classes — 2006, 2007 and 2008 — have overachieved more than this one at the same point of the season.AFC South thrives and the Steelers stay unbeaten in NFL Week 11|Cindy Boren, Mark Maske, Des Bieler|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Only three other draft classes, 2006, 2007 and 2008, have overachieved more than the one we are seeing in 2020 at this same point in the season.The 2020 rookie class is taking the NFL by storm. Here’s what that means for the future.|Neil Greenberg|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
Annie (Alison Brie) was a perfectionist and overachiever who crashed and burned after an Adderall addiction.‘Community’: Season 4 of the NBC Comedy Ponders the End|Jace Lacob|February 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To say Paula Broadwell is an overachiever is an understatement.Paula Broadwell: Is She Petraeus’s ‘Other Woman’?|Diane Dimond|November 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It will be really, really fast Like that overachiever in your high school, Apple has to be the best at everything.5 Things We Know About the New iPhone 5 (Maybe)|Nina Strochlic|August 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
An overachiever, you nonetheless demand familial support and validation.Stars Predict Your Week|Starsky + Cox|October 2, 2011|DAILY BEAST
“When I want to read a book, I write a book,” quipped the prolific and bestselling overachiever.Benjamin Disraeli: Dead Cool|Simon Doonan|September 30, 2009|DAILY BEAST