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English definition of “underperform”

underperform

verb [I or T]     /ˌʌndəpəˈfɔːm/
to operate in a less successful way than other things of the same type : The company has underperformed for a long time .
FINANCE to make less profit than other investments of the same type : The company's shares have underperformed the market by 35%.
underperformance noun [U]
(Definition of underperform verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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