overachiever overachiever n. a student who attains higher standards than expected based on the IQ score. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • overachiever — UK US /ˌəʊvərəˈtʃiːvər/ noun [C] ► a person who does more than they are expected to do or who is more successful than others: »She was a classic overachiever at college. → Compare UNDERACHIEVER(Cf. ↑underachiever) …   Financial and business terms

  • Overachiever — Überleister Richard Feynman Der Overachiever (englisch: „Overachiever“ von „to achieve“, zu deutsch: „etwas zustandebringen, ein Ziel erreichen“, gelegentlich auch eingedeutscht Überleister) bezeichnet Personen, die Leistungen oberhalb ihres… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Overachiever — Over|achie|ver [...ə tʃi:və] der; s, s <aus engl. overachiever » jmd., der mehr leistet, leistungsbewusster Mensch«> jmd., der bessere Leistungen zeigt, als man z. B. aufgrund von Intelligenztests hätte annehmen können; Ggs. ↑Underachiever …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • overachiever — overachieve ► VERB ▪ do better than expected. DERIVATIVES overachievement noun overachiever noun …   English terms dictionary

  • overachiever — noun Date: 1952 one who achieves success over and above the standard or expected level especially at an early age • overachieve intransitive verb • overachievement noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • overachiever — See overachievement. * * * …   Universalium

  • overachiever — noun One who overachieves; one who has too much success. Ant: underachiever See Also: overachieve …   Wiktionary

  • overachiever — over·achiev·er .ō və rə chē vər n one who achieves success over and above the standard or expected level esp. at an early age over·achieve vi, achieved; achiev·ing …   Medical dictionary

  • overachiever — o|ver|a|chiev|er [ ,ouvərə tʃivər ] noun count someone who tries extremely hard to be successful and puts pressure on themselves to achieve many things ╾ o|ver|a|chieve verb intransitive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • overachiever — n. person who tries excessively to achieve, person who attains much more than is expected, perfectionist …   English contemporary dictionary

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