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English definition of “outperform”


verb [T] uk   /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
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