Simple Definition of overstay
: to stay longer than you are expected or allowed to stay
Full Definition of overstay
: to stay beyond the time or the limits of
Examples of overstay in a sentence
She was guilty of overstaying a student visa.
First Known Use of overstay
OVERSTAY Defined for Kids
Definition of overstay for Students
: to stay beyond or longer than <We overstayed our welcome.>
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