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intr.v. un·der·a·chieved, un·der·a·chiev·ing, un·der·a·chieves
To perform worse or achieve less success than expected.
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(intr) to fail to achieve a performance appropriate to one's age or talents
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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.
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Past participle: underachieved
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|Verb||1.||underachieve - perform less well or with less success than expected; "John consistently underachieves, although he is very able"; "My stocks underperformed last year"|
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