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overachieve

[ oh-ver-uh-cheev ]
/ ˌoʊ vər əˈtʃiv /
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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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Origin of overachieve

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

OTHER WORDS FROM overachieve

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

overachieve
/ (ˌəʊvərəˈtʃiːv) /

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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