outstay

verb
out·​stay | \ ˌau̇t-ˈstā How to pronounce outstay (audio) \
outstayed; outstaying; outstays

Definition of outstay

transitive verb

1 : overstay outstayed their welcome
2 : to surpass in staying power outstayed his competitors

Examples of outstay in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The entries’ tones and narratives differ significantly, and never outstay their welcome. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 21 Dec. 2021 The entries’ tones and narratives differ significantly, and never outstay their welcome. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 21 Dec. 2021 The entries’ tones and narratives differ significantly, and never outstay their welcome. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 21 Dec. 2021 The entries’ tones and narratives differ significantly, and never outstay their welcome. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 21 Dec. 2021 The entries’ tones and narratives differ significantly, and never outstay their welcome. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 21 Dec. 2021 The entries’ tones and narratives differ significantly, and never outstay their welcome. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 21 Dec. 2021 The entries’ tones and narratives differ significantly, and never outstay their welcome. Eric Vilas-boas And John Maher, Vulture, 21 Dec. 2021 Amusing situations never outstay their welcome, and the film’s messages about the pursuit of happiness and valuing the people, creatures and places around you never sound preachy or didactic. Richard Kuipers, Variety, 19 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of outstay

circa 1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of outstay was circa 1616

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“Outstay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outstay. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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outstay

verb
out·​stay | \ au̇t-ˈstā How to pronounce outstay (audio) \
outstayed; outstaying

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