To have better sales, earnings, or stock price appreciation than investors expected or than the competition. "Outperform" is often used to describe a stock that is doing better than other stocks within the same industry, or compared to a benchmark such as the S&P 500.

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You need to try and make sure that you outperform others at your office if you want the next promotion.

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John always wanted to buy stock in the construction industry that would outperform their competition at every turn and make him a lot of money.

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Within a year of Google going public, it's stock outperformed many other tech stocks and grew to be a powerhouse in the stock market, I remember it trading in the 600's.

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