over-slept

oversleep

[oh-ver-sleep]
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; Middle English; see over-, sleep

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oversleep (ˌəʊvəˈsliːp)
 
vb , -sleeps, -sleeping, -slept
(intr) to sleep beyond the intended time for getting up

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