outstay

[ out-stey ]
/ ˌaʊtˈsteɪ /

verb (used with object)

to stay longer than.
to stay beyond the time or duration of; overstay: to outstay one's welcome.

Nearby words

  1. outstand,
  2. outstanding,
  3. outstandingly,
  4. outstare,
  5. outstation,
  6. outstretch,
  7. outstretched,
  8. outstrip,
  9. outstroke,
  10. outsung

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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Word Origin and History for outstay

outstay

v.

c.1600, from out (adv.) + stay (v.).

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