Definitions for underachieveˌʌn dər əˈtʃiv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•a•chieveˌʌn dər əˈtʃiv(v.i.)-a•chieved, -a•chiev•ing.

  1. to perform below the potential indicated by tests of one's mental ability or aptitude.

    Category: Education

  2. to perform below expectations; achieve less than expected.

    Category: Education

Origin of underachieve:

1950–55

un`der•a•chieve′ment

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underachieve, underperform(verb)

    perform less well or with less success than expected

    "John consistently underachieves, although he is very able"; "My stocks underperformed last year"

Wiktionary

  1. underachieve(Verb)

    To achieve less than expected; to fail to fulfil one's potential.

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