overachiever


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o·ver·a·chieve

 (ō′vər-ə-chēv′)
intr.v. o·ver·a·chieved, o·ver·a·chiev·ing, o·ver·a·chieves
To perform better or achieve more success than expected.

o′ver·a·chieve′ment n.
o′ver·a·chiev′er n.

o•ver•a•chiev•er

(ˌoʊ vər əˈtʃi vər)
n.
a person, esp. a child, who overachieves.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overachiever - a student who attains higher standards than the IQ indicated
educatee, pupil, student - a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
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