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English definition of “underachieve”

underachieve

verb [I]     /ˌʌndərəˈtʃiːv/
to do less well than you could or should: What are the schools doing to make these children underachieve? Students in these six states are underachieving significantly compared to the national average .
(Definition of underachieve verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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