o|ver|stay [ˌəuvəˈsteı US ˌouvər-] v [T]
to stay somewhere longer than you are allowed to
= ↑outstay
They overstayed their visas and were arrested.
overstay your welcome atwelcome3 (3)

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Overstay — O ver*stay , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Overstayed}or {Overstaid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Overstaying}.] To stay beyond the time or the limits of; as, to overstay the appointed time; to overstay one s welcome. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • overstay — ► VERB ▪ stay longer than the duration or limits of …   English terms dictionary

  • overstay — [ō΄vər stā′] vt. to stay beyond the time, duration, or limits of …   English World dictionary

  • overstay — [[t]o͟ʊvə(r)ste͟ɪ[/t]] overstays, overstaying, overstayed VERB: no passive If you overstay your time, you stay somewhere for longer than you should. to overstay your welcome → see welcome [V n] Up to forty per …   English dictionary

  • overstay — UK [ˌəʊvə(r)ˈsteɪ] / US [ˌoʊvərˈsteɪ] verb [transitive] Word forms overstay : present tense I/you/we/they overstay he/she/it overstays present participle overstaying past tense overstayed past participle overstayed to stay in a place longer than… …   English dictionary

  • overstay — /oh veuhr stay /, v.t. 1. to stay beyond the time, limit, or duration of; outstay: to overstay one s welcome. 2. Finance. to remain in (the market) beyond the point where a sale would have yielded the greatest profit. [1640 50; OVER + STAY1] * *… …   Universalium

  • overstay — verb To stay beyond the time or the limits of; as, to overstay the appointed time …   Wiktionary

  • Overstay — The act of holding an investment for too long. It often occurs when traders attempt to time the market by identifying the end of a price trend and the beginning of a new one, but, due to greed and fear, tend to overstay their positions. This… …   Investment dictionary

  • overstay — verb Overstay is used with these nouns as the object: ↑visa, ↑welcome …   Collocations dictionary

  • overstay — verb (T) to stay somewhere longer than you intended or longer than you should see also: overstay your welcome welcome 3 (3) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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