verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for overstay
Some overstay their visas and some, he says, possibly arrive pregnant.Get Ready to Start Hearing About ‘Executive Amnesty for Anchor Babies’|Eleanor Clift|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By often-cited estimate, fully one-quarter of illegal immigrants arrive legally, but then overstay their visas.
Once there are “boots on the ground,” they might get caught in the crossfire and overstay their welcome.Seize Syria's Chemical Supply Before It's Too Late|Gil Troy|January 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The senior official also worries that the Americans could overstay their welcome.
Still, he says, “you can overstay your welcome at the pinnacle.”
You will wonder perhaps why I "overstay," since I frankly admit that I'm "fed up" with too much scenery and too much information.Set in Silver|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
It will be readily believed that George Bertram did not overstay the three months.The Bertrams|Anthony Trollope
I married Rashborough because it was the best thing that offered, and I did not want to overstay my market.The Slave of Silence|Fred M. White
Mr. Crisparkle sat with his watch in his hand for about the same period, lest he should overstay his time.The Mystery of Edwin Drood|Charles Dickens
In three hours the vessel, not to overstay the bounds of neutral hospitality, returned to the ocean.We Can't Have Everything|Rupert Hughes