over-performing


over-performing

verb (used with object)

  1. to carry out; execute; do: to perform miracles.
  2. to go through or execute in the proper, customary, or established manner: to perform the marriage ceremony.
  3. to carry into effect; fulfill: Perform what you promise.
  4. to act (a play, part, etc.), as on the stage, in movies, or on television.
  5. to render (music), as by playing or singing.
  6. to accomplish (any action involving skill or ability), as before an audience: to perform a juggling act.
  7. to complete.

verb (used without object)

  1. to fulfill a command, promise, or undertaking.
  2. to execute or do something.
  3. to act in a play: to perform in the role of Romeo.
  4. to perform music.
  5. to go through any performance.
  6. (of loans, investments, etc.) to yield a profit; earn income.

verb

  1. to carry out or do (an action)
  2. (tr) to fulfil or comply withto perform someone’s request
  3. to present or enact (a play, concert, etc) before or otherwise entertain an audiencethe group performed Hamlet
  4. (intr) informal to accomplish sexual intercoursehe performed well

v.c.1300, “carry into effect, fulfill, discharge,” via Anglo-French performer, altered (by influence of Old French forme “form”) from Old French parfornir “to do, carry out, finish, accomplish,” from par- “completely” (see per-) + fornir “to provide” (see furnish). Theatrical/musical sense is from c.1600. The verb was used with wider senses in Middle English than now, including “to make, construct; produce, bring about;” also “come true” (of dreams), and to performen muche time was “to live long.” Related: Performed; performing.

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