overstay

verb over·stay \ ˌō-vər-ˈstā \
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of overstay

: 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

Definition of overstay for English Language Learners

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


OVERSTAY Defined for Kids

overstay

verb over·stay \ ˌō-vər-ˈstā \

Definition of overstay for Students

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

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