underachieve


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un·der·a·chieve

 (ŭn′dər-ə-chēv′)
intr.v. un·der·a·chieved, un·der·a·chiev·ing, un·der·a·chieves
To perform worse or achieve less success than expected.

un′der·a·chieve′ment n.
un′der·a·chiev′er n.

underachieve

(ˌundərəˈtʃiːv)
vb
(intr) to fail to achieve a performance appropriate to one's age or talents
ˌunderaˈchiever n
ˌunderaˈchievement n

un•der•a•chieve

(ˌʌn dər əˈtʃiv)

v.i. -a•chieved, -a•chiev•ing.
1. to perform below the potential indicated by tests of one's mental ability or aptitude.
2. to perform below expectations; achieve less than expected.
[1950–55]
un`der•a•chieve′ment, n.

underachieve


Past participle: underachieved
Gerund: underachieving

Imperative
underachieve
underachieve
Present
I underachieve
you underachieve
he/she/it underachieves
we underachieve
you underachieve
they underachieve
Preterite
I underachieved
you underachieved
he/she/it underachieved
we underachieved
you underachieved
they underachieved
Present Continuous
I am underachieving
you are underachieving
he/she/it is underachieving
we are underachieving
you are underachieving
they are underachieving
Present Perfect
I have underachieved
you have underachieved
he/she/it has underachieved
we have underachieved
you have underachieved
they have underachieved
Past Continuous
I was underachieving
you were underachieving
he/she/it was underachieving
we were underachieving
you were underachieving
they were underachieving
Past Perfect
I had underachieved
you had underachieved
he/she/it had underachieved
we had underachieved
you had underachieved
they had underachieved
Future
I will underachieve
you will underachieve
he/she/it will underachieve
we will underachieve
you will underachieve
they will underachieve
Future Perfect
I will have underachieved
you will have underachieved
he/she/it will have underachieved
we will have underachieved
you will have underachieved
they will have underachieved
Future Continuous
I will be underachieving
you will be underachieving
he/she/it will be underachieving
we will be underachieving
you will be underachieving
they will be underachieving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been underachieving
you have been underachieving
he/she/it has been underachieving
we have been underachieving
you have been underachieving
they have been underachieving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been underachieving
you will have been underachieving
he/she/it will have been underachieving
we will have been underachieving
you will have been underachieving
they will have been underachieving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been underachieving
you had been underachieving
he/she/it had been underachieving
we had been underachieving
you had been underachieving
they had been underachieving
Conditional
I would underachieve
you would underachieve
he/she/it would underachieve
we would underachieve
you would underachieve
they would underachieve
Past Conditional
I would have underachieved
you would have underachieved
he/she/it would have underachieved
we would have underachieved
you would have underachieved
they would have underachieved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.underachieve - perform less well or with less success than expectedunderachieve - perform less well or with less success than expected; "John consistently underachieves, although he is very able"; "My stocks underperformed last year"
do, perform - get (something) done; "I did my job"
Translations

underachieve

[ˌʌndərəˈtʃiːv] vinon dare il meglio di
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