overstay

verb
over·​stay | \ ˌō-vər-ˈstā How to pronounce overstay (audio) \
overstayed; overstaying; overstays

Definition of overstay

transitive verb

: to stay beyond the time or the limits of

Examples of overstay in a Sentence

She was guilty of overstaying a student visa.

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The current administration has announced plans to crack down on international students and visitors who overstay in the US, even as the issuance of F-1 student visas continues to drop. Abdi Latif Dahir, Quartz Africa, "Top American universities are doubling down on their presence across Africa," 5 July 2019 The Associated Press reported in April that top Trump administration officials were considering increasing pressure on countries with a high number of citizens overstaying their short-term visas in the U.S. Amanda Seitz, Fortune, "2 Trump Stories on Social Media You Shouldn't Believe," 22 June 2019 The Taj Mahal Will Start Fining Visitors Who Stay Longer Than Three Hours Be prepared to shell out extra cash for overstaying your welcome. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "Trending In Travel: Basic Business, $500 Flights to Hawaii, Forever POTUS in France and More!," 18 June 2019 He was taken to U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement officials, who detained him and began deportation proceedings for overstaying a visa that expired in 2006. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "21 Savage Donates $25,000 to Southern Poverty Law Center Following His ICE Detainment," 13 June 2019 The usual pre-period bumps came out to play and overstayed their welcome for 48 hours. Jaime Osnato, SELF, "I Washed My Face With Manuka Honey for a Week—Here’s What Happened," 6 June 2019 And in 2018, only about 1 percent of visa holders overstayed. Anchorage Daily News, "To board a plane without a ticket, just give up your face -- and your privacy," 11 June 2019 And in 2018, only about 1 percent of visa holders overstayed. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Don’t smile for surveillance: Why airport face scans are a privacy trap," 10 June 2019 And in 2018, only about 1 percent of visa holders overstayed. Anchorage Daily News, "To board a plane without a ticket, just give up your face -- and your privacy," 11 June 2019

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First Known Use of overstay

1641, in the meaning defined above

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overstay

verb

English Language Learners Definition of overstay

: to stay longer than you are expected or allowed to stay

overstay

verb
over·​stay | \ ˌō-vər-ˈstā How to pronounce overstay (audio) \
overstayed; overstaying

Kids Definition of overstay

: to stay beyond or longer than We overstayed our welcome.

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