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intr.v. o·ver·a·chieved, o·ver·a·chiev·ing, o·ver·a·chieves
To perform better or achieve more success than expected.
an excessive or unusually high level of achievement
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|Noun||1.||overachievement - better than expected performance (better than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)|
performance - any recognized accomplishment; "they admired his performance under stress"; "when Roger Maris powered four home runs in one game his performance merits awe"
underachievement - poorer than expected performance (poorer than might have been predicted from intelligence tests)