underperform Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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underperformverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˌʌndəpəˈfɔːm/
to ​operate in a less ​successful way than other things of the same ​type: The ​company has underperformed for a ​longtime.
FINANCE to make less ​profit than other ​investments of the same ​type: The company's ​shares have underperformed the ​market by 35%.
noun [U]
The Bank's ​shares should ​improve their recent 20% underperformance against the rest of the ​bankingsector.
(Definition of underperform from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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