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outstay

[ out-stey ]
/ ˌaʊtˈsteɪ /
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verb (used with object)
to stay longer than.
to stay beyond the time or duration of; overstay: to outstay one's welcome.
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Origin of outstay

First recorded in 1590–1600; out- + stay1
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British Dictionary definitions for outstay

outstay
/ (ˌaʊtˈsteɪ) /

verb (tr)
to stay longer than
to stay beyond (a limit)
outstay one's welcome See overstay (def. 4)
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