Definition of overachieve verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    overachieve

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərəˈtʃiːv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərəˈtʃiːv//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overachieve
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərəˈtʃiːv//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərəˈtʃiːv//
     
    he / she / it overachieves
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərəˈtʃiːvz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərəˈtʃiːvz//
     
    past simple overachieved
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərəˈtʃiːvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərəˈtʃiːvd//
     
    past participle overachieved
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərəˈtʃiːvd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərəˈtʃiːvd//
     
    -ing form overachieving
    BrE BrE//ˌəʊvərəˈtʃiːvɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərəˈtʃiːvɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to do better than expected in your studies or work
  2. 2[intransitive] to try too hard to be successful in your work
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: overachieve