Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- to stay longer than
- to stay beyond the time of; overstay
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
transitive verb out·stayed, out·stay·ing, out·stays
- To stay longer than (another or others); overstay: guests who outstayed their welcome.
- To show greater endurance than: She outstayed her opponents and won the race.