Definition of oversleep
: to sleep beyond the time for waking
: to allow (oneself) to oversleep
Examples of oversleep in a Sentence
Be sure to set your alarm clock so that you don't oversleep.
Recent Examples of oversleep from the Web
Last year, he was sent back to his junior team after oversleeping on the first day of training camp.
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First Known Use of oversleep
OVERSLEEP Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oversleep for English Language Learners
: to sleep past the time when you planned to get up
OVERSLEEP Defined for Kids
Definition of oversleep for Students
: to sleep beyond the usual time or beyond the time set for getting up
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