overstay

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verb over·stay \ˌō-vər-ˈstā\

Definition of overstay

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to stay beyond the time or the limits of

Examples of overstay in a sentence

  1. She was guilty of overstaying a student visa.

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First Known Use of overstay

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OVERSTAY Defined for English Language Learners

overstay

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verb over·stay \ˌō-vər-ˈstā\

Definition of overstay for English Language Learners

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


OVERSTAY Defined for Kids

overstay

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verb over·stay \ˌō-vər-ˈstā\

Definition of overstay for Students

overstayed

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overstaying

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

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