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English definition of “outperform”


verb [T]     /ˌaʊt.pəˈfɔːm/ US  /-pɚˈfɔːrm/
to do well in a particular job or activity compared to others of a similar type : The Peugeot engine has consistently outperformed its rivals this season .Surpassing in quality or numberWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of outperform verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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