outstay

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
out•stay  (out′stā),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to stay longer than.
  2. to stay beyond the time or duration of;
    overstay:to outstay one's welcome.
  • out- + stay1 1590–1600

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
outstay /ˌaʊtˈsteɪ/ vb (transitive)
  1. to stay longer than
  2. to stay beyond (a limit)
  3. outstay one's welcome
    See overstay
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