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oversleep

verb over·sleep \ˌō-vər-ˈslēp\

: to sleep past the time when you planned to get up

over·slept\-ˈslept\over·sleep·ing

Full Definition of OVERSLEEP

intransitive verb
:  to sleep beyond the time for waking
transitive verb
:  to allow (oneself) to oversleep

Examples of OVERSLEEP

  1. Be sure to set your alarm clock so that you don't oversleep.

First Known Use of OVERSLEEP

14th century
OVERSLEEP Defined for Kids

oversleep

verb over·sleep \ˌō-vər-ˈslēp\
over·slept \-ˈslept\over·sleep·ing

Definition of OVERSLEEP for Kids

:  to sleep beyond the usual time or beyond the time set for getting up

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