Definition of overstay verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

overstay

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsteɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsteɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they overstay
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsteɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsteɪ//
 
he / she / it overstays
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsteɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsteɪz//
 
past simple overstayed
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsteɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsteɪd//
 
past participle overstayed
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsteɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsteɪd//
 
-ing form overstaying
BrE BrE//ˌəʊvəˈsteɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊvərˈsteɪɪŋ//
 
 
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  • overstay something 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 American Dictionary entry: overstay