[oh-ver-uh-cheev] /ˌoʊ vər əˈtʃiv/

verb (used without object), overachieved, overachieving.
to perform, especially academically, above the potential indicated by tests of one’s mental ability or aptitude.
to perform better or achieve more than expected, especially by others.
(intransitive) to perform (for example, in examinations) better than would be expected on the basis of one’s age or talents

also overachiever, 1953, from over- + agent noun of achieve. Related: Over-achieve; over-achieving.


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