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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of underperform.

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Examples

  • Now, I happen tot hink that Sweeney's contract was a bit too high at the time, but the Twins paid pretty much what Mauer would be worth on the open market … so if he "underperforms" even just a bit each year … say, he's only a 5.5 win player at the moment rather than 6.5, the Twins are going to be hurting.

    Royals Review

  • They are not that bad, either - but if a team consistently "underperforms", then logic suggests their performance is commensurate with its ability.

    The Guardian World News

  • The trouble is when a manager thinks that a person is negative or underperforms and will never change.

    Tom Fox: How to Be Happy at Work

  • It's going to take more than one show to turn around NBC's ratings woes, but it's still bad news if Smash underperforms.

    The Lowdown on NBC's Smash: Weighing the Hype vs. the Reality

  • A pessimistic child, Seligman says, "gets depressed more often," underperforms in school, at work and in sports, and is less healthy than an optimistic child.

    Jesse Kornbluth: 'Tiger Mom' Says: High Standards Make Great Kids. A Noted Shrink Counters: Kids Need To...Fail.

  • The publication comes ahead of the Federal Reserve meeting tonight, with many expecting an increase in quantitative easing as the U.S. economy underperforms the central bank's expectations.

    OECD Cuts 2011 Growth Forecasts

  • I heard on the NASA Space Flight forums that the Ares-I actually underperforms the Delta-IV if a full solid first stage can actually be worked out so this is the direction we maybe going anyway - why not go in that direction BEFORE spending the 14. billion dollars?

    Delta IV Heavy is Cheaper Than Ares 1. Wow. Who Knew. - NASA Watch

  • Such an agreement protects the hotel operator from loss of management income in the event the hotel underperforms.

    Jack Bog's Blog: May 2009 Archives

  • Excluding the first day of trading, the average IPO underperforms similarly sized companies by 3.4 percentage points a year during its first five years of trading, according to Prof.

    Playing the IPO Boom

  • The person said "Rock Center" also could take the place of a new show that underperforms.

    NBC in Talks With Ted Koppel

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