From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishperform well/badly etcperform well/badly etca) PERFORMto work or do something well, badly etc → underperform Many religious schools perform well academically. The team performed poorly on Saturday. b) if a product, business etc performs well or badly, it makes a lot of money or very little money The economy is performing well. → perform
Examples from the Corpusperform well/badly etc• Anthony Record, Britannia's chairman, said Actron had overcome its problems and was performing well.• Organizations need some degree of structure to perform well.• To perform well a team needs a range of roles in its make-up.• This propellant combination performs well and permits a fairly compact vehicle design.• Yet these stocks performed well in both.• All this works only if Hanson's headquarters performs well in its non-executive role.• After they had performed well in the role, these women made prestigious marriages, as does Cinderella.• Is a nominated subcontractor really likely to perform better than the subcontractor's own subcontractor?