Meaning of “underachieve” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “underachieve” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"underachieve" in Business English

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underachieveverb [ I ]

uk /ˌʌndərəˈtʃiːv/ us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)