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underperform

[uhn-der-per-fawrm] /ˌʌn dər pərˈfɔrm/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to perform less well than (another of its kind, a general average, etc.) or less well than expected:
Surprisingly, the stock has underperformed the market indexes all year. Several of our best players consistently underperform.
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  • Wilcox cites a single study to make her case that organic farms underperform industrial ones.
  • Even those who annoy and underperform can surprise us in positive ways.
  • One of the hardest fantasy pills to swallow is seeing one of your high draft picks underperform.
  • They buy expensive funds that underperform the broad market.
  • Some parents simply argued that the pressure of being under surveillance had led students to underperform.
  • But the bank will still be on the hook if equities underperform.
  • First, firms raising external funds underperform otherwise comparable firms for up to five years following the financing event.
  • Unfortunately, these lamps dramatically underperform compared to the known lamps.

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