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outstay
American English: /ˌaʊtˈsteɪ/
British English: /aʊtˈsteɪ/

transitive verb

  • to outstay one's welcomeI didn't want to outstay my welcome
    no quería quedarme más de lo debido
    no quería abusar de su hospitalidad
    I think we've outstayed our welcome
    me parece que quieren que nos vayamos
    Example sentences
    • I will outstay everything for the seasonal observance.
    • Shopkeepers said the wardens were prowling up and down the street waiting to pounce on anyone outstaying their parking time - and their actions were driving away customers, with takings in some shops down by 25 per cent.
    • The remainder were described by the Home Office as ‘over-stayers’, who entered the country legally but outstayed their visas.

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