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oversleep

[oh-ver-sleep] /ˌoʊ vərˈslip/
verb (used without object), overslept, oversleeping.
1.
to sleep beyond the proper or intended time of waking:
He overslept and missed his train.
verb (used with object), overslept, oversleeping.
2.
to sleep beyond (a certain hour):
She had overslept her usual time of arising.
3.
to let (oneself) sleep past the hour of arising:
Of all mornings to oversleep myself!
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see over-, sleep
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British Dictionary definitions for over-slept

oversleep

/ˌəʊvəˈsliːp/
verb -sleeps, -sleeping, -slept
1.
(intransitive) to sleep beyond the intended time for getting up
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Word Origin and History for over-slept

oversleep

v.

late 14c., from over- + sleep (v.). Related: Overslept; oversleeping. Old English had a noun oferslæp "too much sleep."

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