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out·stay

 (out-stā′)
tr.v. out·stayed, out·stay·ing, out·stays
1. To stay longer than (another or others); overstay: guests who outstayed their welcome.
2. To show greater endurance than: She outstayed her opponents and won the race.

outstay

(ˌaʊtˈsteɪ)
vb (tr)
1. to stay longer than
2. to stay beyond (a limit)
3. outstay one's welcome See overstay4

out•stay

(ˌaʊtˈsteɪ)

v.t.
1. to stay longer than.
2. to stay beyond the time or duration of; overstay.
[1590–1600]

outstay


Past participle: outstayed
Gerund: outstaying

Imperative
outstay
outstay
Present
I outstay
you outstay
he/she/it outstays
we outstay
you outstay
they outstay
Preterite
I outstayed
you outstayed
he/she/it outstayed
we outstayed
you outstayed
they outstayed
Present Continuous
I am outstaying
you are outstaying
he/she/it is outstaying
we are outstaying
you are outstaying
they are outstaying
Present Perfect
I have outstayed
you have outstayed
he/she/it has outstayed
we have outstayed
you have outstayed
they have outstayed
Past Continuous
I was outstaying
you were outstaying
he/she/it was outstaying
we were outstaying
you were outstaying
they were outstaying
Past Perfect
I had outstayed
you had outstayed
he/she/it had outstayed
we had outstayed
you had outstayed
they had outstayed
Future
I will outstay
you will outstay
he/she/it will outstay
we will outstay
you will outstay
they will outstay
Future Perfect
I will have outstayed
you will have outstayed
he/she/it will have outstayed
we will have outstayed
you will have outstayed
they will have outstayed
Future Continuous
I will be outstaying
you will be outstaying
he/she/it will be outstaying
we will be outstaying
you will be outstaying
they will be outstaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outstaying
you have been outstaying
he/she/it has been outstaying
we have been outstaying
you have been outstaying
they have been outstaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outstaying
you will have been outstaying
he/she/it will have been outstaying
we will have been outstaying
you will have been outstaying
they will have been outstaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outstaying
you had been outstaying
he/she/it had been outstaying
we had been outstaying
you had been outstaying
they had been outstaying
Conditional
I would outstay
you would outstay
he/she/it would outstay
we would outstay
you would outstay
they would outstay
Past Conditional
I would have outstayed
you would have outstayed
he/she/it would have outstayed
we would have outstayed
you would have outstayed
they would have outstayed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.outstay - stay too long; "overstay or outstay one's welcome"
abide, bide, stay - dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
2.outstay - surpass in staying power; "They outstayed their competitors"
last out, outride, ride out, stay - hang on during a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm"
Translations

outstay

[aʊtˈsteɪ] VTquedarse más tiempo que
to outstay one's welcomequedarse más de lo debido
I don't want to outstay my welcomeno quiero quedarme más de lo debido, no quiero abusar de su hospitalidad

outstay

[ˌaʊtˈsteɪ] vt
to outstay one's welcome → abuser de l'hospitalité de son hôte

outstay

[ˌaʊtˈsteɪ] vt to outstay sbtrattenersi più a lungo di qn
to outstay one's welcome → abusare dell'ospitalità di qn
References in classic literature ?
He had therefore no one but himself to blame if she had opened her doors to other visitors; and he entered the drawing-room with the dogged determination to make Beaufort feel himself in the way, and to outstay him.
Then, as he was turning over means by which he could speak to her alone, she rose, and he was taken by surprise, for he had counted on the fact that she would outstay Denham.
Take away that sort of percentage from his tally and the whole argument is in danger of crumbling the next time Balotelli outstays his welcome.