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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To perform better or achieve more success than expected.

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  • v. To achieve more or at a higher level of quality than what was expected.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. perform better or achieve a greater degree of success than expected

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Examples

  • Kentucky High School Sports: Hardy keys Mercy in semis; Jaguars avenge loss to Notre Dame Kentuckiana Colleges: Knights 'overachieve' - usually by a 1-0 score Home and Garden: Timing may be right for a return to guest houses Text alerts - News, scores sent to your phone

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  • "I don't think there's even one guy on our team, even the big-money guys that doesn't have something to prove… I think these guys will play hard, and we can call it 'overachieve,' but I think the team is better than people are giving it credit for."

    NYDN Rss

  • Thank you for putting your thoughts down, and for reminding those of us that "overachieve" in SL of some basic tenants that *really* will help us...if we slow down and follow them.

    "SL is killing me"

  • Google Apps is looking to "overachieve" on its 99.9 percent service level agreement to enterprises, according to an executive speaking at an investor conference.

    ZDNet News - News Page One

  • - Google Apps is looking to "overachieve" on its 99.9 percent service level agreement to enterprises, according to an executive speaking at an investor conference.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • But in tomorrow's report, the story of ethnicity is a complicated one – in which poor black boys underachieve, as do those from Irish Traveller families, but poor Chinese girls overachieve; Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities see different outcomes to Indian ones; and there is a growing group of mixed race children who in themselves have complex outcomes.

    Britain's divided schools: a disturbing portrait of inequality

  • The Manager of the Year Award traditionally goes to the manager of the team that appeared to overachieve the most.

    An Older, Wiser Manager

  • It seems this is their playoffs, this is their opportunity to shine and they overachieve for the early part.

    Bruce Boudreau wants to make sure the Capitals don't overlook the Panthers

  • For some people, it beats you down or makes you overachieve to prove the naysayers wrong.

    Olivia Munn: Green Your School

  • • Smith must continue to overachieve with threadbare squad• Steven Davis: 'This has been a learning curve for many of us'

    Rangers' Walter Smith calls for 'exceptional display' against Valencia

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