from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To stay longer than (another or others); overstay.
  • transitive verb To show greater endurance than.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To stay longer than; overstay; remain beyond: as, to outstay one's welcome.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To stay beyond or longer than.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To stay beyond or longer than.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb stay too long
  • verb surpass in staying power


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