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Definition of overstay verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



overstay somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overstay
he / she / it overstays
past simple overstayed
-ing form overstaying
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  • to stay longer than the length of time you are expected or allowed to stay They overstayed their visa.
  • Idioms
    outstay/overstay your welcome
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    to stay somewhere as a guest longer than you are wanted
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: overstay