Definition of outsleep

1 : to sleep later than fear we shall outsleep the coming morn— Shakespeare
2 [out entry 1 + sleep] : to sleep through or beyond the end of outslept the storm outslept his opportunity

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“Outsleep.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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