Definition of Outstay

1. Verb. Stay too long. "Overstay or outstay one's welcome"

Exact synonyms: Overstay
Generic synonyms: Abide, Bide, Stay



2. Verb. Surpass in staying power. "They outstayed their competitors"
Generic synonyms: Last Out, Outride, Ride Out, Stay

Definition of Outstay

1. v. t. To stay beyond or longer than.

Definition of Outstay

1. Verb. To stay beyond or longer than. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Outstay

1. to surpass in staying power [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outstay

outstank
outstare
outstared
outstares
outstaring
outstart
outstarted
outstarting
outstarts
outstate
outstated
outstates
outstating
outstation
outstations
outstay (current term)
outstay one's welcome
outstayed
outstaying
outstays
outsteer
outsteered
outsteering
outsteers
outstep
outstepped
outstepping
outsteps
outstink
outstinking

Literary usage of Outstay

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1. The First World War, 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à by Charles à Court Repington (1920)
"... the new French attack drill— Sir Ernest Cassel thinks that we shall outstay the Germans—The Kaiser's offer refused—The strain of Salonika—The raider and ..."

2. The Manuscripts of the Marquis of Ormonde, Preserved at the Castle, Kilkenny by John Thomas Gilbert (1895)
"... presume to outstay his pass, that then that soldier shall forfeit all the pay which shall be due unto him during the time he shall so outstay his pass, ..."

3. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1824)
"Did the strangers outstay you, or did you outstay the strangers ? — We outstayed the strangers. Did any conversation afterwards take place between you and ..."

4. The Trial of James Watson: For High Treason, at the Bar of the Court of King by James Watson, Great Britain Court of King's Bench (1817)
"A. I do. Q. What is his Christian name ? ., \( A. John Harrison. . • -. Q. Did the strangers outstay you, or did you, outstay the strangers ? . . ,. , . ..."

5. High-treason, the Trials at Bar of Arthur Thistlewood, Gent., James Watson by Arthur Thistlewood, Great Britain Court of King's Bench, Court of King's Bench, Alexander Fraser, Great Britain (1817)
"Q. Did the strangers outstay you, or did you outstay the strangers. A. We outstayed the strangers. Q. Where was this.. A. At John Newton's. ..."

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