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performverb

uk   /pəˈfɔːm/  us   /pɚˈfɔːrm/

perform verb (DO)

B2 [T] to do an action or piece of work: Computers can perform a variety of tasks. The operation will be performed next week. Most of the students performed well in the exam.perform well/badly to operate/not operate in a satisfactory way: The equipment performed well during the tests. These tyres perform badly/poorly in hot weather.
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perform verb (ENTERTAIN)

B1 [I or T] to entertain people by dancing, singing, acting, or playing music: Thomas and Elisa performed a rousing duet for violin and piano. She composes and performs her own music. A major Hollywood star will be performing on stage tonight. The council plans to ban circuses with performing animals.
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