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verb out·stay \ˌau̇t-ˈstā\

Definition of outstay

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  overstay outstayed their welcome

  3. 2 :  to surpass in staying power outstayed his competitors

Circa 1616

First Known Use of outstay

circa 1616



OUTSTAY Defined for Kids

outstay

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verb out·stay \au̇t-ˈstā\

Definition of outstay for Students

outstayed

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outstaying

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