outstay

verb out·stay \ ˌau̇t-ˈstā \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of outstay

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

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First Known Use of outstay

circa 1616



OUTSTAY Defined for Kids

outstay

verb out·stay \ au̇t-ˈstā \

Definition of outstay for Students

outstayed; outstaying

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