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underperform

[ uhn-der-per-fawrm ]
/ ˌʌn dər pərˈfɔrm /
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verb (used with or without object)

to perform less well than (another of its kind, a general average, etc.) or less well than expected: Surprisingly, the stock has underperformed the market indexes all year. Several of our best players consistently underperform.

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Origin of underperform

OTHER WORDS FROM underperform

un·der·per·for·mance, noun
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