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outperform

[out-per-fawrm] /ˌaʊt pərˈfɔrm/
verb (used with object)
1.
to surpass in excellence of performance; do better than:
a new engine that outperforms the competition; a stock that outperformed all others.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; out- + perform
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  • Cancer will be cured, and artificial limbs will outperform natural ones.
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  • Its conclusion: traditional genetic crosses outperform genetically modified crops by a wide margin.
  • They outperform boys on tests for artistic and musical ability.
  • At best, it could slightly outperform inflation, though it might not.
  • If these trends continue, within a few years earthbound observatories will outperform today's space telescopes.
  • They had to outsmart and outperform fish, which are more agile and explosive and maneuverable.
  • And its best players can outperform software designed to do the same job.
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British Dictionary definitions for outperform

outperform

/ˌaʊtpəˈfɔːm/
verb (transitive)
1.
to perform better than (someone or something)
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Word Origin and History for outperform
v.

1960, from out (adv.) + perform. Related: Outperformed; outperforming.

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