Outstay Out*stay", v. t. To stay beyond or longer than. [1913 Webster]

She concluded to outstay him. --Mad. D' Arblay. [1913 Webster]

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  • outstay — ► VERB ▪ stay beyond the limit of (one s expected or permitted time) …   English terms dictionary

  • outstay — [out΄stā′] vt. 1. to stay longer than 2. to stay beyond the time of; overstay …   English World dictionary

  • outstay — /owt stay /, v.t. 1. to stay longer than. 2. to stay beyond the time or duration of; overstay: to outstay one s welcome. [1590 1600; OUT + STAY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • outstay — verb Outstay is used with these nouns as the object: ↑welcome …   Collocations dictionary

  • outstay — out|stay [autˈsteı] v [T] to stay somewhere longer than someone else →outstay your welcome at ↑welcome3 (3) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outstay — [[t]a͟ʊtste͟ɪ[/t]] outstays, outstaying, outstayed to outstay your welcome → see welcome …   English dictionary

  • outstay — verb (T) to stay somewhere longer than someone else: As usual she outstayed all the other guests at the party. see also: outstay your welcome welcome 3 (3) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • outstay — /aʊtˈsteɪ/ (say owt stay) verb (t) 1. to stay longer than. 2. to stay beyond the time or duration of. –phrase 3. outstay one s welcome, to prolong a visit beyond an acceptable point …  

  • outstay your welcome — outstay/overstay/your welcome phrase to stay at a place for longer than people want It was time to go, before we outstayed our welcome. Thesaurus: to live, stay or work in a particular placesynonym towns, cities and villageshyponym …   Useful english dictionary

  • outstay (your) welcome — outstay/overstay (your) welcome to stay in a place longer than someone wants you to stay. One more cup of tea and then we ll go. We don t want to outstay our welcome! …   New idioms dictionary

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