overstay(redirected from overstayers)
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tr.v. o·ver·stayed, o·ver·stay·ing, o·ver·stays
To stay beyond the set limits or expected duration of; outstay: The guests overstayed their welcome.
1. to stay beyond the time, limit, or duration of
2. (Banking & Finance) finance to delay a transaction in (a market) until after the point at which the maximum profit would have been made
3. NZ to stay in New Zealand beyond (the period sanctioned by the immigration authorities or the period of a visitor's permit)
4. overstay one's welcome outstay one's welcome to stay (at a party, on a visit, etc), longer than pleases the host or hostess
to stay beyond the time, limit, or duration of: to overstay one's welcome.
Past participle: overstayed
(in foreign country) to overstay one's visa → se maintenir sur le territoire au-delà de la validité de son visa