verb over·sleep \ˌō-vər-ˈslēp\

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


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


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